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Look twice: Jastrzemski makes motorcycle safety a priority
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
As roughly 30 representatives of area motorcycle clubs riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles surrounded his podium, Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski vowed Friday to bolster motorcycle safety outreach at Niagara County's three Department of Motor Vehicles sites.
Niagara University commencement: Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk embody, share NU's core values
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
"Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida have successfully used their platform as world-renowned musicians as a means for advocating for the poor and marginalized."
Relay For Life held at Niagara University
Thu, May 12th 2016 03:15 pm
On Friday, April 29, Alpha Sigma Alpha Zeta Chi Chapter at Niagara University attended the Relay For Life event at the Kiernan Center.
Billoni: Thomas Dee and team rebuilding Buffalo's waterfront, reputation
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:55 pm
An hour after the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced an exciting, diverse Canalside summer 2016 concert lineup on May 3, Thomas P. Dee relaxes in the early evening sunshine outside, on the Aud Block, once home to the historic Western terminus of one of our country's greatest engineering achievements, the Erie Canal.
Grand Island Central School District: Folks respond to first Health & Wellness Family Fair
Mon, May 9th 2016 11:55 am
More than 30 vendors gathered in the Grand Island High School cafeteria Saturday, April 23, to promote mind, body and spirit in a first-ever Health & Wellness Family Fair.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board OKs variances for 'Paladino plaza,' tables Fairchild requests
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Developers of the Village of Lewiston's two largest proposed projects sought area variances at a special Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday.
Planning continues for Great Contraption Race
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
A new race registration format; an improved post-race party location; an all-new promotional effort and merchandising ideas, including a new T-shirt design; an all-new gala; and an exciting new raffle ticket offering.
Island composer's song reflects love of community
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
A love of music and of Grand Island prompted Carolyn Laskay to write "Our Grand Island" in 1990.
Village of Lewiston: Despite contrary legal opinion, board OKs firefighter boot drive
Fri, May 6th 2016 06:00 pm
Though Village of Lewiston Counselor Joseph Leone again suggested on-street boot drives are illegal in New York, trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted 4-1 Monday to allow Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. to continue its annual Center Street fundraiser this year.
Canalside summer season excites
Fri, May 6th 2016 05:00 pm
Nicholas Picholas, co-host of "Janet and Nick In The Morning" on WKSE "KISS 98.5," looked at the lineup of talent for the Canalside summer 2016 concert lineup and declared, "The names speak for themselves, these are big names. It's diverse, it's cool and classy and, of course, it's free and everyone loves free."
Finger Food Products to expand in Niagara County
Fri, May 6th 2016 04:20 pm
Finger Food Products Inc., a family-owned business, is embarking on a multimillion-dollar relocation and expansion in the Town of Wheatfield. The company held its ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday at its new location in the Vantage International Point industrial park.
NT residents seek repair of potholes on city roads
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
The potholes around North Tonawanda have long been a major nuisance in the community. Some city residents spoke up on that issue during Tuesday's Common Council meeting at City Hall.
Home stretch in sight: Herschell Carrousel campaign surpasses halfway mark
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has officially raised more than $20,000, which is half the funding needed to repair and reassemble its main attraction - its 100-year-old carousel.
Wheatfield residents seek answers on landfill fence
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:50 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board Monday night heard from North Tonawanda resident Cory D'Agostino, who said the fence planned to be installed around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield "isn't going to do any good."
NTCC debuts EXP Niagara at second annual Day of Appreciation; photo gallery
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. unveiled the EXP Niagara program Wednesday at a gathering of more than 400 tourism employees. The training curriculum is designed to bolster workers' knowledge of the Niagara USA region to enhance customer service and create a better visitor experience.
Village of Lewiston hosts ribbon-cutting for new Morgan Lewis Boardroom
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board cut a ribbon Monday celebrating the grand opening of the new boardroom inside the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Goodbye to The Machine? Michael Emerson talks 'Person of Interest'
Mon, May 2nd 2016 04:15 pm
Fans of "Person of Interest" have waited almost a full year to see what follows the season finale - and what will become of the watchdogs, who, for four seasons, have used a set of computer-generated numbers to watch over the just and unjust (protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty).
SCAP: Thanks for 20 years of support
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 am
What started out two decades ago on Love Road in Bud and Ella Abate's driveway has turned into the biggest garage on the Island.
Town of Lewiston: Residents' letter to board gets response
Sat, Apr 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board worked at covering a few of the bases at Monday's relatively short but active regular meeting.
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.
In the end, Emmett, Levine and Moore Triumph
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:05 pm
They were a "Rock-n-Roll Machine" known for their annual stops at Kleinhans and later the Buffalo Aud. The Canadian power trio Triumph, featuring Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore, defined the arena rock era with a powerful stage show complete with lasers and a healthy dose of pyrotechnics.
NIMAC has Niagara Falls base's back
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 04:45 pm
Sometime next month, when a C-130 lifts into the air above the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be the final deployment from the base by the 914th Airlift Wing using the huge military transport aircraft.
Town of Niagara Farmers market to debut Mother's Day
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
Looking to wind down your weekends with a new Sunday tradition? On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, the Town of Niagara will launch its first farmers market at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding for July 4 fireworks
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:30 pm
As summer approaches, the Village of Lewiston has begun planning for the annual July 4 fireworks display.
Old well is local symbol of mansions from Gilded Age
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
Feb. 2, 2016, was the culmination of a 17-year effort to recover an old well from the Niagara River that once enchanted the luxurious gardens around this historic home. LDC Construction reclaimed a valuable link to Grand Island's past.
Job well done: Team of Islanders successful in reclaiming River Lea artifact
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
A century-old well that time forgot and the Niagara River nearly claimed has been restored to its rightful place on the lawn of the River Lea mansion.
Paladino, Fairchild projects nearing final vote
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:20 pm
If all goes according to schedule, trustees in the Village of Lewiston may opt to vote "Yes" or "No" on the "Paladino plaza" and Fairchild projects at their May 16 meeting.
Village of Lewiston approves budget
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 08:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved the fiscal year 2016-17 budget at a special meeting Monday. The property tax rate remains at $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Artpark welcomes Tears For Fears, YES, Beatles tribute RAIN and O.A.R.; full outdoor lineups announced
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark announced nine remaining concert dates today, revealing complete lineups for "First Niagara presents Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. The new shows include:
Presentation set to discuss emerald ash borer
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
The emerald ash borer now has a very strong hold in Western New York, said Sharon Bachman of the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Erie County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force.
Niagara University's Clet Dining Hall undergoing multimillion-dollar expansion
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University has recently begun work on an $8 million expansion and renovation of Clet Dining Hall, the main dining hall for students on campus.
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."
'Discover Niagara Shuttle' set to launch in May
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
A new trolley system is planned to transport visitors to points of interest in communities along and around the Niagara Gorge this tourist season.
Frontier House parking lot closed - here's why
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Center Street passersby noticed the historic Frontier House parking lot is once again closed to the public.
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.
Chamber Gala: Chairman's Award goes to Modern Corp.
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Modern Corporation has been chosen as the 2016 Chairman's Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo.
How does your garden grow?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:40 pm
I used to be a serial plant murderer.
Grand Island Board of Education trustees adopt $61M budget
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Board of Education trustees in the Grand Island Central School District Tuesday passed a nearly $61 million budget plan for 2016-17.
Actors turned singers: Kiefer Sutherland, Johnny Depp among those performing locally this summer
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:00 am
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, "24" star Kiefer Sutherland said he rolls his eyes when he hears of actors turning into singers. But that didn't stop him from adding his name to that list.