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Happy birthday, Hard Rock
Sat, Jul 16th 2016 11:55 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday with a concert by Buffalo funk group Randle and the Late Night Scandal, Hamburg's So Far So Good (local 2016 Hard Rock Rising champion), and headline act the Gin Blossoms.
Fairmount Park path leads to access for all
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:45 am
The Town of Wheatfield's Fairmount Park now features over 6,000 feet of new, handicapped-accessible pathways as part of the Fairmount Improvements Project, which broke ground last fall.
Thunder on the Niagara set for Aug. 6, 7
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:45 am
Thunder on the Niagara, the largest free motor sport event in the area, will return to the waters off North Tonawanda Aug. 6 and 7.
Canal Fest traditions continue on under new president
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:40 am
Volunteers from local organizations are gearing up to celebrate the 34th annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas.
Lewiston: Piper creates museum at Red Brick
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Historical treasures, some dating back hundreds of years, now line the second floor hallway and a dedicated room inside the Red Brick Municipal Building. In total, a few thousand items are on display, courtesy of Russell H. Piper Jr.
Hard Rock pin collectors descend on Niagara Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 02:15 pm
As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosted pin collectors Friday and Saturday on Prospect and Old Falls streets. Memorabilia aficionados from Cleveland, San Antonio, Las Vegas and around the world came in to eat, trade and swap stories.
Banners brighten neighborhood around Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is sporting a new summertime look with the installation of brightly colored banners along its campus on the 500 and 600 blocks of Tenth Street.
Buffalo Zoo lion pride continues to grow
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes the birth of three African lion cubs to first-time mother Lusaka and Tiberius, now a father of four.
Only on Old Falls Street
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 09:30 pm
Old Falls Street kicked-off the first "Legends Live" concert of the 2016 season on Friday.
Billoni: Women's Porter Cup champion Josee Doyon embraces life en route to turning pro
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 02:55 pm
Josee Doyon, a 23-years-young native of St. Georges, Quebec, who plays left-handed because she grew up shooting left as a young hockey player, was the 2015 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in women's golf for Kent State.
'Maker' movement begins a growing community of inventors to WNY
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 02:30 pm
Whether it's medicine, innovative artists or manufacturers, the left side of the state is home to lots of talented folks who are making what they love - and some are changing lives.
Niagara Falls: Hard Rock celebrates 20 years of rock 'n' roll, loving and serving all
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:05 am
Just because Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, is a chain, doesn't mean it's like other restaurants.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Thousands of spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, running Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24.
Grand Island Boy returns from dream wish
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Grand Island's Matthew Eggers recently returned home from his dream wish: a vacation to California to meet his cousins for the first time, and explore the magical land of Disney.
Community Missions honors volunteers, supporters at 24th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch
Wed, May 25th 2016 05:00 pm
Each spring, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch.
Niagara Falls invites world to #SoakItIn
Tue, May 24th 2016 04:45 pm
Representatives from the leading tourism and entertainment venues in downtown Niagara Falls came together Tuesday afternoon to outline all that residents and visitors can see, experience and enjoy this summer.
Rediscovering Niagara Falls
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:00 pm
One of the greatest attractions on Earth is less than 15 minutes from your backyard. It's a wonder of the world, located within America's oldest state park. And you're missing out on it.
'Giving Larry a voice': Social service agency embraces business intelligence innovation to design its future
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:40 pm
For Larry Diamond, services provided by Community Missions, Niagara County's largest private provider of basic human needs, have been instrumental in his recovery from a difficult time of his life.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 61st class
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:50 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 61st class during a ceremony held May 11 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
ECC breaks ground on new nanotechnology annex at north campus
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:00 pm
Erie Community College officials, local representatives and construction personnel joined for a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's $3.1 million nanotechnology building annex at ECC North Campus on Wednesday.
Chamber Gala photo collage
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:55 pm
PHOTOS: The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Tops Friendly Markets celebrates grand opening of new store in Sanborn
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:40 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, unveiled a $1 million renovation of its new store in Sanborn during a grand opening Wednesday.
Hopkins Road reconstruction project receives APWA Award
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works was honored recently by the state chapter of the American Public Works Association with a 2015 Transportation Award for the Hopkins Road slope stabilization and road reconstruction project, a $2.3-million project completed in three phases and funded fully with local Erie County funds.
NU's 26th annual business banquet honors community leaders
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized four area business leaders during its 26th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 25 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
Welcome summer: The Silo is back in business
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
It's cruel and unusual having to go an entire winter without a "Haystack."
Pints for Progress has focus on community improvement
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Pints for Progress, a grassroots community happening spotlighting up-and-coming groups and attractions in the City of Niagara Falls, staged yet another successful event earlier this month at the Niagara Falls Arts and Cultural Center.
Ceretto celebrates local women's accomplishments at Women of Distinction ceremony
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 02:40 pm
Niagara Falls City Hall filled with some of the area's most influential community members on Saturday, April 16, in celebration of the Women of Distinction Awards, which were presented by Assemblyman John Ceretto.
Hibbard's Custard is open!
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 05:15 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season earlier this week. Lewiston's landmark sweet-treatery is open from noon until 9 p.m. daily. Hours will expand as the weather warms.
Courtney Corbetta joins WKBW-TV
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 10:25 am
Former Niagara Frontier Publications intern Courtney Corbetta recently joined WKBW Channel 7 as a part-time feature reporter for "AM Buffalo" and host/reporter of "Your Home, Your Way."
Niagara County leads by example on organ donor registry: Jastrzemski, Updegrove, gov't leaders sign up to donate
Wed, Apr 6th 2016 02:10 pm
Surrounded by roughly two-dozen county leaders who agreed to be organ donors, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski added his name to the New York State Donate Life Registry at the Lockport Department of Motor Vehicles Tuesday.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 3rd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank.
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.
Winner & new champion: Readers vote Linda's Catering Company 'Best Fish Fry'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:00 am
Linda's Catering Company won Niagara Frontier Publication's fifth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, ending The Beach House's three-year reign. Chef Linda Brown, serving out of Elks Lodge No. 346 (next to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA), received 19.9 percent of the 316 reader votes to take the title.
Cuomo announces $42 million project to remove two-mile stretch of Robert Moses Parkway and enhance access to Niagara
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York state will replace an underutilized two-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway North in Niagara Falls with open space, scenic overlooks and recreational trails to make the waterfront more accessible to residents, tourists and visitors alike.
The Ice at Canalside ends successful season
Wed, Mar 16th 2016 04:20 pm
Following its most successful season to date, the Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is now closed for on-ice activities for the season.
Higgins: $7.75 million to address work ending homelessness in Western New York
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 01:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced more than $7.75 million in federal funding to support efforts to end homelessness in Western New York. The federal funding will be provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jastrzemski makes Niagara County's history a priority
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 08:35 pm
Niagara County's newly elected county clerk, whose job includes overseeing the county's efforts at preserving key historical records, recently paid a visit to the county historian's office to explore new policies aimed at making the agency more accessible to the public.
Billoni: Corey McGowan seeks to build Island awareness as he builds career
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 03:00 pm
Born on St. Patrick's Day 1989 to John and Patricia, Corey McGowan has lived his entire life on Grand Island. A graduate of Huth Road Elementary, Grand Island High School and Buffalo State College, he left a career in business to follow his passion as a promoter and entrepreneur through Corey McGowan Productions.
'Frozen falls' climber Will Gadd returns to Niagara
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 02:50 pm
Nearly 13 months after he successfully climbed a frozen Niagara Falls, internationally renowned climber Will Gadd returned Thursday to find somewhat different conditions.
 

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