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Niagara County provides funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, seated behind the desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Vice President of Programs Mary Brennan-Taylor and CEO Kathleen Granchelli to discuss several of the YWCA's life-saving services.
Lewiston Council on the Arts wins ASI Spark Award
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 12:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York recently announced winners and finalists of the seventh annual Spark Awards, celebrating those who ignite arts and culture." The accolade honors outstanding individuals and organizations in the local arts and cultural community.
Nik Wallenda Q&A
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 09:30 am
Seventh-generation aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt his most ambitious highwire walk yet when he ascends to the top of the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Laura Jacobs promoted to vice president of e3communications
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
e3communications announced Laura E. Jacobs was promoted to vice president of the company.
NCCC welcomes community leaders to annual event
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
Niagara County Community College will welcome community representatives from business, education, religious groups, nonprofit organizations and legislative leaders to a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Thursday, March 12.
Fairchild Place listed as for sale
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:45 am
Just eight months after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of McGuire Development Co.'s first Lewiston development, the parcels at 765 Fairchild Place and 750 Onondaga Street are listed for sale.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives NYS Council on the Arts decentralization funding
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 01:00 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of a new event, "Bug Fest," which will take place In Seneca "Bug" Park (adjacent to the Lewiston Library) from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11.
New York State Labor Department to convene wage board to investigate and make recommendations on overtime work threshold for farm laborers
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:20 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Monday announced she will convene a wage board for farm laborers that will hold hearings, review and make recommendations regarding overtime work for farm laborers in New York state.
Duff assisting Lew-Port hoops to success
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 12:40 pm
Over the last two seasons, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team have accomplished great feats going a combined 33-12 and won the Niagara Frontier League and Section VI Class A titles. Accomplishments and accolades take hard work, talent and success to achieve. While the Lancers feature star sophomore Roddy Gayle, there's another player wearing the Kelly green and white who has been a huge piece to the L-P squad ... and he's just a freshman. Jalen Duff has taken the role of point guard for the last two seasons under coach Matt Bradshaw's squad and, in just two years, the two-year varsity guard has stood out for the Lancers.
Patti LaBelle to perform June 23 at Artpark Amphitheater as part of 'Tuesdays in the Park'
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 10:15 am
The "Godmother of Soul" and a Grammy Award-winner, Patti LaBelle will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater on June 23 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series presented by M&T Bank. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28.
Catholic Charities: Volunteers from Niagara County help support Appeal 2020
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:55 am
About 55 parish volunteers, clergy and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop Saturday to help kick off Appeal 2020 for Catholic Charities in Niagara County. The event was held at Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville in preparation for the annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10 million.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program at four area churches March 28-29 and April 4-5. The program will feature a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. It depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday and finally Easter.
Olcott Lions gearing up Swim for Sight
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo-Niagara certainly appears to be getting off easy this time around when it comes to dealing with our winter weather. Plainly put, it's been a dull one, with milder temperatures more often than not dictating the weather patterns.
Town of Lewiston: Jeanette Collesano retires as Senior Center director
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
This past Tuesday, a significant event was marked at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center. With dozens of visitors on hand, including town officials, area seniors and center members, family and many, many friends, Jeanette Collesano bid her goodbyes to all as Senior Center director.
Mark Daul: Is Lake Ontario a beauty or beast?
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
My column today is not going to tell you about nor make you cry about the high water levels along the south shore of Lake Ontario.
Greenway: Public workshop to address possible River Region bike path; Lewiston eyes art collab
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens invited River Region residents to attend a public meeting on the lower Niagara Shoreline Trail Connectivity Study. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road.
14th annual 'Art of Beer' set for March 6
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
The "Art of Beer" - a signature beer and food-tasting fundraiser presented by the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center - will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6. A bevy of Western New York's top brewers, craft beverage sellers, restaurants and musicians will participate in the 14th annual event.
Village of Lewiston seeks criminal justice reforms
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday joined the New York State Conference of Mayors in calling for criminal justice reforms. Specifically, elected leaders are looking for increased protection for past victims and potential targets.
Cat rescued after week in tree
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch closed Tuesday's monthly board meeting with a feel-good story about a gray cat stuck in a 40-foot-plus tree.
Niagara County Legislature passes Gooch resolution on promoting job openings
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:50 pm
A resolution introduced by Legislator Jesse Gooch that would ensure the county's job postings and civil service exams are advertised on the Niagara County website's employment portal as well the jobs board at WorkSourceOne was unanimously passed by the Niagara County Legislature.
HUD announces nearly $75,000 to help Tuscarora Nation support more affordable housing
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:05 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to Native American Tribes in 38 states. Funding is distributed to eligible tribes and their tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to carry out a range of affordable housing activities in their communities.
De Dee's Dairy to open Youngstown location
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 04:55 pm
De Dee's Dairy announced on social media plans to locate a second ice cream shop in the Village of Youngstown, directly behind Youngstown Galley at 400 Main St.
Lewiston Lions to Host 'Dining in the Dark North'
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions invite readers to "Dining in the Dark North" at Apple Granny Restaurant on Monday, March 30. The goal of this unique event is to raise awareness of the Olmsted Center for Sight, the Lewiston Community Lions and Lions Club International Foundation.
Aquarium of Niagara executive director outlines venue's future
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 02:30 pm
At an event Wednesday, the Aquarium of Niagara unveiled a new strategic plan and outlined the goals it will pursue in the next three to five years.
Artpark: Dropkick Murphys and Rancid co-headline 'Boston To Berkeley II Tour'
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 01:55 pm
Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will hit the road together for the first time since 2017, for the co-headlining "Boston To Berkeley II Tour." Each night will culminate with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid on stage together for a joint encore.
Niagara Falls hoops recaptures NFL title
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 11:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School tradition of basketball excellence continued Wednesday night, as the Wolverines defeated the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 71-65, to take home the 2019-20 Niagara Frontier League championship.
Pinnacle Community Services celebrates its 125th year with awards gala
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
In 1895, the world's first hydroelectric plant was built in Niagara Falls. The Great Gorge Route trolley line was the newest scenic attraction. Industry was booming in the Honeymoon Capital, and many came from afar to find work.
Toronto Raptors game analyst Jack Armstrong keynotes Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:45 pm
Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and recreation management, tourism or a related field are invited to learn more about this industry at the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit.
Niagara County Legislature takes on NYS Article 10 law
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature is expected to take up four resolutions tonight directed squarely at New York's Article 10 law, which involves the siting of electric generating facilities in this state. The law, which legislators said took away local control over siting decision and instead gave control to the Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, has become a source of controversy as large wind and solar developers have descended on Niagara County to site their facilities.
Artpark, Funtime Presents welcome Bright Eyes with special guest Lucy Dacus
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:00 pm
Bright Eyes with special guest Lucy Dacus will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on Sunday, June 14. This concert is a Funtime Presents event. Indoor reserved tickets ($46-$102) will go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 21.
Squirrels: Love 'em or hate 'em?
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
How do you personally feel about squirrels? Some people hate these little rodents for robbing their bird feeders. Others love the crazy antics squirrels go to, to get some nibbles from wild bird feeders.
Niagara Hospice gears up for spring bouquet sale
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2020 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 2-8 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
NCCC to host Career and Transfer Fair
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College welcomes the public to the annual Career and Transfer Fair on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Banquet Hall on the Sanborn campus. Representatives from dozens of SUNY and private colleges will be in attendance in addition to area employers looking for interns and paid employees.
NCCC explores space
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
As part of the "Faculty Keynote Series" at Niagara County Community College, Dr. Matthew Clarcq will present a lecture, "To the Moon and Back Again: The Space Race, Buffalo-Niagara and the Impossible Task." The event will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Room E-140 on the Sanborn campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
BBC hosts cask party
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 03:10 pm
Rarely does one find a cask party in Niagara County - which made the Brickyard Brewing Company's event Saturday all that more special.
DEC releases final regulations to implement New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Act
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 02:15 pm
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday announced the release of final regulations to implement the New York State Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Act, which goes into effect on March 1.
New 911 requirements in place
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:20 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently reminded businesses and organizations who utilize a multi-line telephone service (MLTS) that, as of Feb. 16, new requirements have been enacted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's names Wheatfield executive as event chair
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Oct. 3, the Niagara County Walk to End Alzheimer's will bring more than 700 people to Lewiston - people who have been touched in some way by dementia. Leading the effort will be an executive with DePaul Senior Living in Wheatfield.
Sanborn Fire Co. Band recruiting
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 12:05 pm
The Sanborn Fire Co. Band will hold its open rehearsal from 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 9. The event will be held at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429). All musicians 14 years of age and up are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following.
Morinello delivers Valentine's cards to seniors
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 08:30 am
This Valentine's Day, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello visited the Grand Island Golden Age Center and delivered Valentine's Day cards, created by local elementary school students, to seniors.
 

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