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Plaza proposal: Lewiston residents, business owners voice concerns, consider litigation against village
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 09:05 pm
About 20 people attended a resident-organized meeting in the Village of Lewiston Sunday afternoon, while another 15 staged a business leaders rally Monday morning to state their anxieties over the "Paladino plaza."
NSF awards engineers $705K to improve Wi-Fi, smartphones
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:20 pm
University at Buffalo engineers have been awarded two grants totaling $705,000 to help develop next-generation wireless networks and improve the performance of smartphones.
My One Buffalo app set to launch in September
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:20 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment recently announced the creation of the My One Buffalo mobile application, which will debut in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills' home opener on Sept. 15.
Ortt, AAA, State Parks, police partners team with AT&T to bring nationally touring 3D virtual reality simulator to Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
AT&T research shows 7 in 10 people engage in dangerous smartphone activities while driving. It's no longer safe to assume people are just texting from behind the wheel.
Ortt unveils priorities to better protect military, ROTC members
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Joined by military veterans and local leaders in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Tonawanda, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda) recently unveiled another part of his "Shake up the Status Quo" legislative plan. His plan, comprised of his top legislative priorities, includes supporting and defending service men and women.
Gardens of Compassion reaches out with 3 community events
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls, as part of their joint Gardens of Compassion project, will present three special community events on July 27, Aug. 24 and 31.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Niagara University's Alegre to chair WNY Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Mitchell Alegre, instructor of management and leadership in Niagara University's College of Business Administration, has been named chairman of the Western New York Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium.
Niagara Hospice: 4th annual hospice squash tournament raises record amount
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
Members of the Buffalo Squash Racquets Association competed in the 4th annual Hospice squash tournament June 1-24 to help support the Jack Beatty Hospice Memorial Cruise and Clambake.
Higgins' effort ensures continued funding for Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, led an effort to extend funding for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Recent Niagara University grad honored by American Nurses Association - New York
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
Annabel Kaiser, a recent Niagara University graduate, has been named to the 2016 cohort of Future Nurse Leaders by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY).
Niagara University's Family Literacy Center presenting free children's stories at Canalside
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
The "Ultimate Author's Chair" is a new family event that is being be held at Canalside this summer. And, thanks to Niagara University's Family Literacy Center, select faculty, teachers, librarians, pre-service teachers and local authors will be reading stories to children there every Thursday morning through Aug. 25.
State Parks announces expansion of free learn-to-swim programs at parks this summer
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced New York will provide free learn-to-swim programs to approximately 3,000 children this summer at state parks across New York.
The Purpose Hotel launches, inviting individuals to back the project through Kickstarter
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 09:10 pm
The Purpose Hotel launches today, inviting the public to back the project through a Kickstarter campaign, available HERE.
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.
for KING & COUNTRY bring 'Priceless' message to Kingdom Bound
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 01:00 pm
It's been quite a whirlwind of activity for Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone since NFP featured for KING & COUNTRY in its 2013 Kingdom Bound preview.
No concerts this week: Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels July 19 show at Artpark
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 05:20 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd has cancelled their July 19 concert at the Artpark outdoor amphitheater due to a medical issue with one of the band members.
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.
Artpark: Bale de Rua 'Baila Brazil' parade takes over Village of Lewiston streets
Sat, Jul 16th 2016 11:45 pm
Prior to Saturday's presentation of "Baila Brazil" at Artpark, international dance company Bale de Rua teamed with New York City director Carin Jean White, instructor Rachel Novelli and Lewiston Dance students to stage a grand procession down Lewiston streets.
Buffalo Sabres ink Alexander Nylander to entry-level deal
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 09:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Alexander Nylander to a three-year, entry-level contract.
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.
Wheatfield assisted living facility now under construction
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 10:45 am
Construction is currently underway for Wheatfield Commons, a 114-bed DePaul Senior Living Community for Williams Road.
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.
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: Residents to meet and discuss village
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 08:45 pm
Village of Lewiston residents are invited to a public forum at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Lewiston Stone House on Center Street.
Celebrating new Heart of Niagara dog house
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 02:20 pm
Heart of Niagara, the rescue group that has found new homes for more than 400 animals in the past three years, will celebrate finding its own new home on Sunday, July 24.
Collins announced as speaker at Republican National Convention
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 01:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, released the following statement after being announced as a speaker at the upcoming Republican National Convention.
LeBron James, Breanna Stewart, Jake Arrieta, Cleveland Cavaliers among night's big winners at 2016 ESPYS
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 11:10 am
The biggest stars from the worlds of sports and entertainment gathered at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night to celebrate the best sports moments of the year at The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. The show was hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena and aired on ABC.
Ben Folds visits Artpark for Peabody podcast, concert
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 05:00 pm
Prior to his "Wednesdays at Artpark" concert, Ben Folds dropped by the park's Emerald Grove for a preshow discussion. Nadia Sirota, an acclaimed violist and host of the Peabody-winning podcast "Meet the Composer" on WQXR, interviewed Folds as more than 100 people watched from picnic tables.
Lewiston: Zoning Board slots special meeting to discuss plaza variances
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 01:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, to review variances requested by Ellicott Development in connection with the Buffalo company's intent to build a mixed-use plaza on 4.1 acres of property bordering Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Canalside introduces changes to concert security, guest experience
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 01:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., in conjunction with City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Police Department, will introduce several changes to its security and guest experience protocol at the free Thursday concert series and other major events at Canalside.
FOX makes put pilot commitment for new Marvel action-adventure series
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:40 pm
FOX has made a put pilot commitment for a new Marvel action-adventure series, it was announced today by David Madden, president, entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Public hearing on Porter local law scheduled for Aug. 8
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:35 pm
The Porter Town Board has, once again, moved once toward modifying Local Law 2014-71.
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.
Release the ducks! Cuomo announces expedited approvals to allow Community Missions charitable duck race to proceed on Erie Canal
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.'s annual duck race for charity can proceed this year at Canal Fest.
9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival announces lineup
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 11:45 am
Mark your calendars for the 9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival, returning to Old Falls Street, USA, Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18.
Niagara Falls walking tours available
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society invites area residents to experience "The Power That Was Niagara Falls NY - A Walking Tour of Downtown." Continuing for the summer, the tours are offered Sundays and Wednesdays through Sept. 30.
Village of Lewiston Planning Commission OKs Ellicott Development plaza 2nd submission, gives conceptual approval to Fairchild revision
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission approved a mixed-use plaza second submission from Ellicott Development on Monday, moving the project one step closer to final municipal approval.
SAL II makes busy debut at Memorial
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:20 pm
"SAL II," the new daVinci XI Surgical System at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, kept the surgery team on its toes during a memorable debut Monday.
Ortt announces legislation so duck derbies can swim on
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 10:25 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced legislation (S8166) he is introducing that would allow games of chance to be conducted on state-owned property.

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