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Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:35 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened Friday, on time, thanks to herculean efforts made last month by the Town of Lewiston recreation and highway departments.
Niagara University honors 5, raises scholarship dollars at President's Dinner
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:55 pm
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2016 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston named 3rd 'Safest Place to Live' in NY
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 10:35 am
Alarm System Reviews recently ranked Lewiston as the third "Safest Place to Live" in the state of New York.
Lewiston Village Pediatrics officially debuts
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:50 pm
Lewiston Village Pediatrics, located at 733 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday with staff, elected leaders, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board members, friends and family.
Memorial announces Premier 2017 co-chairs
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe and Dr. Michael and Liz Mitchell have been named co-chairs of The 2017 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Volunteers clean and wax Lewiston monuments
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 02:40 pm
The village's two large-scale bronze monuments underwent their annual maintenance recently, when volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston cleaned and waxed the renowned sculptures.
Colvin Cleaners desperately needs coats for annual 'Coats for Kids' campaign
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:40 pm
For half of the 40 years Paul Billoni has operated his family's 85-years-young Colvin Cleaners, his team has collected, cleaned, sorted and distributed - for free - nearly 75,000 winter coats to children in need throughout Western New York.
Niagara University social work majors receive Zonta Club Award
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:15 pm
Two Niagara University social work majors have been selected for the 2016 Safe at Home Conference Award by the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls.
Making improvements: Trail at Opportunities Unlimited enhanced by Scout initiatives
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:40 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara recently welcomed a new addition to the Kimberly Woodruff Memorial Nature Trail at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
New look at St. Peter's - and more to come
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:45 pm
When students returned to St. Peter R.C. School in September, they experienced some big changes.
Buffalo Zoo: Indian rhino Monica moving to San Diego
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 11:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo announced Monica, the Indian rhinoceros, will be moving to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park by the end of October.
The B-52s to perform with Buffalo Philharmonic
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:55 am
Rachmaninoff will be replaced by "Rock Lobster" when The B-52s perform with the BPO on June 7.
5th annual pet blessing held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The fifth annual pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Saturday drew its largest participation of pet-lovers, according to event organizers.
'Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance' headed to Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 02:55 pm
America's favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance," giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in their hometown.
Empower to host first 'Living the Values' awards luncheon
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 06:05 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will hold its first "Living the Values" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave.
Castellani Art Museum's 14th annual gala set for Oct. 22 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 03:55 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's 14th annual gala, "Art Moves," will take place at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls on Saturday, Oct. 22. Carla Castellani and Don McLean are serving as this year's honorary chairs.
Kim Pegula & Baked Cupcakery unveil One Buffalo Cupcake
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 02:50 pm
Kim Pegula, together with Tara and Jonathan Bondi of Baked Cupcakery, today announced the creation of the One Buffalo Cupcake in a luncheon event at Beaver Island's River Grill, near Baked Cupcakery's Grand Island store.
Hilbert College announces theme to commemorate 60th anniversary
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:25 pm
Hilbert College, founded in 1957, will celebrate its 60th anniversary this academic year and throughout 2017. The "Celebrate 60" theme will be prevalent in many college-wide initiatives, as well as at a number of college events throughout the year.
Ortt delivers funds to Community Missions, Niagara County police departments
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 05:10 pm
During a ceremonial check presentation Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $30,000 in state funding to help protect members of the public and support programs and services in Niagara County.
Ortt delivers a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 06:25 pm
As part of this year's state budget, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, secured a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Niagara University religious studies professor celebrates golden jubilee, publication of fifth book
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:15 pm
As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution's foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones.
Niagara Falls: Precious Plate Co. family picnic raises $3,500 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 12:40 pm
Aug. 27 not only had beautiful weather - 88 degrees to be exact - but it was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Aquarium of Niagara: New hours of operation begin Sept. 7
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 03:05 pm
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Aquarium of Niagara will shift its daily hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.). The venue is open seven days a week.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
Cuomo announces first recipients of Yahoo Community Fund
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the first recipients of the Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County. Over $400,000 was awarded to eight projects to support small businesses, literacy and workforce training, food and ecotourism, job creation and other critical community development initiatives in Western New York.
40th annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby set for Aug. 20-28
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:15 pm
The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby - the derby formally known as the "Fall Classic" - will hold its 40th annual contest Aug. 20-28.
Meet your Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club held its annual Niagara County Peach Festival Dinner at Niagara Falls Country Club Wednesday evening. The annual dinner is a chance for the Kiwanis Club members to meet the Niagara County Peach Queen contestants.
Billoni: Pilgrimage impactful for participants
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:30 pm
Dr. Ali Jafari attended the State University College at Buffalo and Palmer College of Chiropractor in Iowa. He wanted to get into health care so he could help others.
Hogues appointed commissioner of EC senior services
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced the appointment of Timothy Hogues to the position of commissioner of senior services for Erie County.
Project Connect Niagara: 'One-stop' for those in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:05 pm
Project Connect Niagara took place Wednesday inside Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., in the City of Niagara Falls. The community-led initiative brought together nonprofits, government entities and the private sector to provide a "one-stop shop" of health and human services for homeless and at-risk individuals in Niagara County.
Memorial's surgical team welcomes SAL II
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:10 pm
Members of the surgery department at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the arrival of "SAL II," the medical center's new daVinci XI Robotic Surgical System.
Interview: Olivia Newton-John gives back through new projects
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 09:05 pm
In the fall, Olivia Newton-John will release a new album, titled "LIV ON." It's a collaboration with Grammy Award nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky.
Cuomo announces groundbreaking on $35 million Hyatt Place Hotel project in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced construction has begun on the new, $35 million Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls. The more than 111,000-square-feet, 128-room hotel will be the first non-casino new development of this scale in more than 40 years in downtown Niagara Falls.
Fire causes more than $175K damage to Porter home; GoFundMe page created
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid the victims of a major house fire that occurred the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, at 397 Howard Drive (Collingwood Estates) in the Town of Porter.
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.
Percussion garden debuts at Artpark
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 03:35 pm
Artpark & Company officially opened its percussion garden Sunday with a ceremony and live performances by Emerald Grove.
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.
Brittany Mezhir receives Lewiston Lions scholarship award
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:40 am
Brittany Mehzir, a Lewiston-Porter High School graduating senior, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions Club on Tuesday. Lion Sheila Zuhlke was present at the awards luncheon to present Brittany with the well-deserved check.
First Philip Burke Artpark painting unveiled
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:40 pm
This summer at Artpark, Philip Burke, a Buffalo-born artist whose work has adorned the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time and Rolling Stone, is painting outdoor headliners.