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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss NFSS at session Wednesday
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will hold an open house, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road. Discussed will be the Corps' latest Balance of Plant Operable Unit findings pertaining to the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works property in northern Lewiston and Porter.
Relay for Life raises thousands
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
Despite rough, rainy weather last weekend, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Greater Niagara was deemed a successful event, with $46,386.05 raised.
Fans flock to Niagara Falls Comic Con
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 08:00 am
Tens of thousands of sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, comic book and wrestling fans are descending upon the Scotiabank Convention Center in Ontario this weekend for the fifth annual Niagara Falls Comic Con. More than 200,000 square feet has been filled with rows of merchandise, props, movie and television replicas.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
How to put the brakes on pet carsickness
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
With summer travel right around the corner, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.
Artist painting Chuck Tingley large-scale mural at Artpark
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 10:55 pm
Western New York artist Chuck Tingley is creating a permanent mural at Artpark on the art gallery's north exterior wall. He is using spray paint, acrylic, markers and stencils to create the images pictured.
Stella Niagara Preserve forever protected thanks to successful multimillion-dollar fundraising effort
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 05:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced Thursday the Land Conservancy is now the proud owner of the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Style: Does camo got to go?
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:45 pm
Camouflage. Most associate it with those who serve us in the military. Many traditional Americans still thank those in uniform for their service when they see them in public.
A tribute to Artpark's George Osborne
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 03:45 pm
When George Osborne arrived on the scene at Artpark on Nov. 1, 1999, you could practically see the tumbleweed rolling across the stage.
Youngstown residents encouraged to submit ideas
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:25 pm
Do you have an opinion on ways to improve Youngstown? Let it be heard.
Dog meets world: Niagara SPCA finds new ways to introduce adoptable dogs to potential 'forever homes'
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:05 pm
Walking down the halls of an animal shelter filled with dog kennels can be a little intimidating. Stuck in a small space with enough room to move around, but not to run and surrounded by strangers, a dog in a kennel can get pretty excited when it sees a new face walking by.
Electrifying EDM violinist Lindsey Stirling brings one-of-a-kind show to Artpark
Wed, May 27th 2015 06:40 pm
There is no human being who does what Lindsey Stirling does, combining classical, romantic violin with earthy folk images, foot-stomping electronic dance music and good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll.
Frontier House hits the market
Wed, May 27th 2015 04:05 pm
The historic Frontier House in Lewiston is officially on the market.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey will not seek second term
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election this November. He and his wife have decided to spend more time with family.
First race in Lawn Mower Series held
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Lawnmower Racing Series event was held Saturday, May 2, on Whitehaven Road by Town Hall.
Island Father's Day races pick up RE/MAX support
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
On May 19, Margaret Eisenhauer, broker/owner of RE/MAX North Real Estate, presented Floyd Doring with a $500 check in support of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
Grand Island School Board: Budget, vets tax exemption, pass overwhelmingly
Sun, May 24th 2015 12:00 pm
District voters overwhelmingly approved a $58 million 2015-16 school budget Tuesday, as well as tax exemption for veterans that will start with the 2016-17 budget.
North Tonawanda acts fast on agenda mix-up
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:15 pm
North Tonawanda officials acted fast after being informed of a clerical error on the city's official website Tuesday during a Common Council meeting.
Island 'Survivor' to take part in Relay For Life
Sat, May 23rd 2015 05:40 pm
Kelly Remington, New York State Trooper from Grand Island, who survived six tribal councils on the CBS show "Survivor: Worlds Apart," will make an appearance at the Grand Island American Cancer Society Relay For Life Saturday, May 30.
Grand Island: Groundbreaking held for new $6.3 million Transportation Center
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Grand Island School District broke ground May 8 on what was described as one of the finest transportation facilities in New York.
Panepinto talks Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Mark Panepinto has completed his first quarter as the representative for Grand Island, and the Town of Tonawanda native said he looks forward to carrying the town's concerns to the New York state capital and coming home with results.
Islanders volunteer to Stamp Out Hunger
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:55 am
One look at Kelly Kowalski's car showed Grand Island's strong support of this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Open house at Fairbanks Mansion
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:45 am
Kelly Lauber is positively giddy when speaking about the historic Fairbanks Mansion - its hardy doors, square nails and stained-glass windows.
World-traveling chef Piat Phuah adds flavor at 700 Center Street Juice Bistro & Café
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:30 am
When Piat Phuah said she could blend peppers, onions, mushrooms, eggplant and tomato in such a way that the flavor would knock me over, I was intrigued.
'20 years in the making': Elected leaders join Strangio family at grand opening of Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 21st 2015 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new $10.2 million Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lew-Port budget passes, three elected to BOE
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:30 am
Residents living in the Lewiston-Porter School District voted in favor of a $41.7 million budget by an 875 to 301 vote Tuesday. The budget represents an increase of just $446,601, or 1.18 percent, over last year.
Village of Lewiston sets kayak fees
Tue, May 19th 2015 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to re-establish the $4-per-kayak fee at the north Water Street docks, and they added a $20 season pass.
The J. Geils Band completes Artpark 'Tuesdays' lineup
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:45 am
Artpark announced The J. Geils Band will close out the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" outdoor concert series Sept. 8. Tickets ($12 advance general admission/$17 week of show, $27 front-of-stage pit, $50 VIP producer's deck seating) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22.
New leadership preparing for summer at Buffalo Launch Club
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:15 pm
The 112-year-old Buffalo Launch Club is headed in a new direction - and with a new executive team.
Youngstown residents voice concerns, trying to make village a better place
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
With the summer months approaching and Youngstown visitor traffic increasing, residents are making sure to adequately inform the Board of Trustees of their concerns about the community.
Lewiston-Porter BOE candidates discuss issues
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
Five candidates vying for three open seats on the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education spoke their minds Wednesday on the state of the district, its challenges and its future during a "Meet the Candidates" night in the high school auditorium.
Lewiston considers revals of property
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
" 'Revals' are never a fun word; it's costly; it's necessary."
North Tonawanda cleans up Heritage Park
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
A group of about a dozen volunteers, led by Alderwoman Donna Braun, met to clean up Heritage Park in North Tonawanda Saturday.
Saraceni Pools & Spas celebrates 30 years
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Now that school is winding down for the year, everyone is thinking about summer, going to the beach and swimming in their pools. If you don't have your own pool, now is the perfect time to get one.
Niagara-Wheatfield honors effective teachers
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education gathered last week in a meeting that started an hour late after an extended executive session - a fact that did not go unnoticed by the residents in attendance.
North Tonawanda voices discontent with fireworks legislation
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Common Council is speaking out against a resolution passed in the Niagara County Legislature Tuesday allowing the sale of sparklers and novelty fireworks in the weeks surrounding the Fourth of July and New Year's Day.
Grand Island Town Board tables sidewalk requirement
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The town will work with owners of a Grand Island Boulevard restaurant regarding a dispute over installation of a sidewalk.
Meet the Grand Island Board of Education candidates
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Parent Teacher Association held a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday for voters to learn more about the candidates who are running for the Grand Island Board of Education.
'Images of America: Grand Island' authors sign copies of new history book
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:25 pm
Authors of a new book that tells Grand Island's history in pictures held a book signing Tuesday in Grand Island Town Hall.