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Youngstown Heritage Committee hosts walking tour
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee announced its next walking tour, "Women's Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812," will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, on village streets.
Stella chicken BBQ July 16
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Stella Niagara Education Park will host a take-out, chicken barbecue sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The dinners are being prepared by Krolick's Bar-B-Q and will include salt potatoes, coleslaw, roll and butter.
PHOTOS: Johnny Depp, Hollywood Vampires rain hits down upon Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 11:55 pm
The Hollywood Vampires, fronted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showman Alice Cooper, Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry and Hollywood A-list actor Johnny Depp, performed at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
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.
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 09:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is set to join the Village of Lewiston's Center Street restaurant row. On Wednesday, owner Michael Hibbard said, "We'll do friends and family for sure next week. We're going to just start bringing people in here tying to get the menu solid."
Reclaim Niagara unveils a new approach
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Reclaim Niagara announced this week it has teamed up with the national online petition organization Change.org in a new attempt to present its issues and build support from the community to right "what's wrong" in Niagara Falls.
Aquarium of Niagara program blends education, conservation, entertainment
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara recently began a partnership with Buffalo Animal Adventures wherein children and families can get a first-hand look at some unique creatures.
Village of Lewiston sets appointments for 2016-17
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston opted for stability at Tuesday's reorganizational meeting.
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.
Town of Lewiston OKs drainage district for French Landing
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Construction work, including final preparations toward paving, is now moving ahead at the French Landing subdivision off Lower River Road in northern Lewiston.
Public info meeting set for West River Bike Trail; preferred alternative to be released
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that a public information meeting to outline the preferred alternative for a new bike trail along the West River Parkway will be held Wednesday, July 20, at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Certified Autobrokers praised for improving 'face of the Island'
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The business community's latest ribbon-cutting event shined a light on a young Island enterprise that leaders say is paving the way for a more appealing commercial district.
Grand Island: Tourist home law amendment dropped
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Following a contentious public hearing Tuesday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said he will recommend dropping plans to amend the town's vacation rental law.
Zonta awards 4 scholarships
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Four young Grand Island women received a boost to their college educations when the Zonta Club of Grand Island held its 2016 Scholarship Award night June 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Kester's Krew honors longtime coach
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
When longtime Grand Island softball coach Kester Bleich found himself unable to coach his team this year, the girls rallied to ensure Kester's Krew continued.
Beat the heat: National Grid offers cool summertime energy-efficiency tips
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 05:25 pm
The heat is on across upstate New York, as forecasters call for an extended run of high temperatures and humidity throughout the region. With that, home energy usage in most households also will rise. As such, National Grid encourages customers to use these simple summer tips to limit energy consumption and save on bills.
Feder School of Classical Ballet hosts 'Nutcracker'-themed and Cecchetti summer classes
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 05:00 pm
The Feder School of Classical Ballet will host two summer ballet classes.
Program aims to help students stay in school, graduate
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:50 pm
All across Western New York, high school graduates can learn to succeed in college in a new way through the College Simulation Experience.
Niagara County Peach Festival seeking parade units
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, reports the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston is now seeking units for this year's parade.
Revamped Western Door Steakhouse opens, bistro debuts at Seneca Niagara
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino officials formally unveiled the reinvented Western Door Steakhouse on Thursday. The award-winning restaurant had been closed since February, undergoing a complete $5 million renovation.
Artpark welcomes Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals July 12
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:15 pm
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are embarking upon a summer tour, performing at venues throughout the U.S. now through August in support of their recently released album on Stax Records, "Call It What It Is."
Artpark hosts pre-concert talk with Ben Folds and Nadia Sirota
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:10 pm
At 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, Artpark will host a pre-show discussion with Ben Folds and Nadia Sirota, an acclaimed violist, member of yMusic and host of the Peabody-winning podcast "Meet the Composer" on WQXR.
Growing Memorial/UBMD Ortho & Sports Medicine team welcomes new surgeon to Summit Healthplex
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Erie County DA's office: Enhanced DWI patrol nets one arrest on GI
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the sheriff's office's enhanced DWI patrols and checkpoint arrested six operators over the Fourth of July weekend, including one on Grand Island.
Builders Association matches scholarship fund for Lewiston resident
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:35 pm
Cullen Robert Ball of Lewiston has been chosen to receive the 2016 William Morehouse Scholarship.
'Still at it': The Art and Schematics of Rich deCorse at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:30 pm
A new folk arts exhibition at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University explores the diverse works of Rich deCorse, a Lewiston-based artist who draws on his experience as a retired design engineer and his artistic background to devise and create each piece.
Kan Jam tournament marks end of school year at O'Hara
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Winners of the recent Kan Jam tournament at Cardinal O'Hara High School show off their prizes following this year's annual end-of-the-school year event. Organized by the school's Good Samaritan Club, the funds raised will go to a local charity.
NT students and staff go to bat for student with cancer
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:30 pm
When North Tonawanda student Anthony Schiavone was diagnosed with stage two lymphoma, school faculty, staff and students rallied around him by organizing a whiffle ball game.
NT arts wall of fame nominations accepted until July 29
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:25 pm
The nomination period for the North Tonawanda City School District's visual and performing arts wall of fame has been extended to July 26. The nomination form is available at the district website, www.ntschools.org. Nominations can be submitted to the district administrative office.
North Tonawanda: Resident expresses tree-trimming concerns to council
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Trees were among the issues brought up by the public during Tuesday's brief North Tonawanda Common Council meeting at City Hall.
'Pride in the Park' draws hundreds
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:00 pm
Shown is an aerial shot at Veterans Memorial Community Park during "Pride in the Park." (Photo by K&D Action Photo and Aerial Imaging)
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $192,000 in grants for Great Lakes Basin projects, request proposals for new projects
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:55 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $192,000 in grants for nine projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities enhance their resiliency and protect water quality.
(716) announces plans to celebrate '716 Day' July 16
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be the place to be in Erie County on Saturday, July 16, as Western New York celebrates 716 Day. (716) will honor the Western New York community with a daylong celebration that pays tribute to the area with live music, giveaways, mascot appearances, airbrush face painting and more.
Community Missions cancels annual duck race
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Community Missions' annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will not go on as planned this year in light of New York state gaming laws that have recently been brought to the attention of local nonprofits. These statutes prohibit the use of state-owned property for games of chance.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show will benefit new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:55 pm
The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is giving back in a big way by holding a benefit car show to raise money for the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
Acting Erie County DA announces nearly $2 million state grant to fight gun crime in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:45 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. today joined Mayor Byron W. Brown to announce receipt of a $1.7 million state grant to aid the fight against gun crime.
It keeps growing: New York's Mega Millions jackpot now $540 million for Friday
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $540 million. The $32 million increase from the advertised jackpot on Wednesday is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ceretto secures extra funding for Niagara-Wheatfield School District
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, has secured an additional $100,000 in discretionary funding for the Niagara-Wheatfield School District. Ceretto presented a check Tuesday evening at a Niagara-Wheatfield School Board meeting.
Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman headline U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials coverage on NBC
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
NBC Olympics continues its extensive coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials with live coverage of the women's gymnastics and track and field competitions this weekend across NBC, NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
Oasis singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher brings High Flying Birds to Artpark
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 05:05 pm
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds brought almost two hours of alternative rock/"Britpop" to Lewiston, efficiently blending the band's own songs with megahits frontman Noel Gallagher wrote and sang while paired with his brother, Liam, in Oasis.