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PHOTOS: Nerds Gone Wild wish Lewiston happy birthday
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 11:15 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial weekend kicked into high gear Saturday night, as preeminent 1980s (and some '90s) cover band Nerds Gone Wild performed two sets from the Alphonso I. DiMino Memorial Band Shell at Academy Park.
PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial BPO concert
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
In the afternoon, the Alphonso I. DiMino Memorial Band Shell was dedicated at Academy Park. Following some remarks from Tops owner Anthony DiMino and Mayor Anne Welch, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed in front of a vast crowd.
PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial parade
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 04:40 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration continued Saturday with a parade down Center Street. Participants included marching bands, dance studios, first responders, local businesses and elected leaders.
Students learn robotics at Niagara University STEM Camp
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
In the Niagara Falls Power Vista Visitors Center, robots maneuvered around obstacles, moved up and down ramps, threw balls through miniature basketball hoops, and scooped up orange disks that they then pushed across a grid. The demonstrations were part of the culminating event at Niagara University's Robotics Camp, which took place June 27-30.
Higgins & Laurrie: Nearly $2.2M federal grant to improve & expand Head Start & Early Head Start
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:15 pm
Congressman Higgins and Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie announced a federal grant totaling $2,196,974 to continue and expand the school district's leadership of Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programming for young children in the City of Niagara Falls.
Bicentennial weekend underway in Lewiston
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:30 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration kicked off Friday with the ringing of bells at the Red Brick Municipal Building and village churches. Community members joined local elected leaders and event organizers, clapping and cheering outside the former schoolhouse. Trustee Nick Conde tolled the bell for two minutes, signifying the municipality's first 200 years.
New jazz festival to debut in Falls
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are announcing the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls.
New York state record for smallmouth bass broken by 8.6-pound catch on Cayuga Lake
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced a new state record for smallmouth bass was set June 15, opening day for bass harvest season. Thomas Russell Jr. of Albion reeled in an 8-pound, 6-ounce smallmouth bass from Cayuga Lake, Seneca County. Russell's bass surpassed the previous record by two ounces, a tie between fish caught on Lake Erie in 1995, and in the St. Lawrence River in 2016.
Positive reviews so far for playground
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 11:00 am
Once the splash pad was activated last week, the new playground at Marilyn Toohey Park was the place to be for families and children looking for summer fun in and out of the sun.
RRG announces next DEC hearings on CWM application
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:40 am
Residents for Responsible Government announced this week that the next hearing by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to review applications filed by CWM Chemical Services on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter will occur Wednesday, July 6.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 1, 2022
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:15 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 1, 2022
Lewiston couple giving back to military, one cup at a time
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:00 am
If you're an active-duty, former or retired military member, your Orange Cat order is on the Erways this weekend.
Higgins: Border restrictions breaking US-Canada relationship & economies
Thu, Jun 30th 2022 09:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who represents the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, released the following statement in response to the Canadian government's notice it is extending current land border restrictions through at least the end of September.
PHOTOS: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jun 29th 2022 03:35 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats back to Lewiston on Tuesday for an outdoor amphitheater concert. This time, the band was joined by Antibalas for an Artpark/Funtime collaboration.
Urbacon, Niagara Falls Redevelopment offer plan to develop $1.48B 'Niagara Digital Campus'
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 05:15 pm
Urbacon, a developer of commercial and industrial properties in Canada and the northern U.S., has teamed up with Niagara Falls Redevelopment (NFR) to announce a "landmark partnership" to develop the "Niagara Digital Campus" - what it calls "an innovative, $1.48 billion technology and data hub that will bring thousands of jobs and cutting-edge technological infrastructure to the City of Niagara Falls."
Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County awards scholarships
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:30 am
The Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County announced the presentation of scholarships to three deserving seniors. Pictured here are Barbara Gorzak, club secretary; Trevor Lange, scholarship winner of Newfane High School; and Donna Parent, club board member.
P3 Center kicks off 'Baby Bundle' initiative
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:25 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids has been awarded New York state grant-funding to provide "Baby Bundle" new parent kits to Niagara County families after they have given birth.
Youngstown Lions present scholarships to 2022 grads
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:20 am
Youngstown Lions Club President Terry Cummings announced the awarding of three $1,500 scholarships to three Lewiston-Porter High School seniors:
ON BOCES students bring home medals from National SkillsUSA
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:20 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES could not be prouder of all of their students who competed at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta. More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students - all contest winners - competed in 108 different trade, technical and leadership fields.
Ortt announces revolving loan fund for Niagara County
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Monday announced that, with the help of federal representatives, Niagara County has been awarded the Revolving Loan Fund of $3.9 million. These monies will help fund the clean-up process of brownfield projects, ranging from cleaning buildings with asbestos or lead contamination, to assessing and cleaning abandoned properties.
'Welcome to Historic Lewiston' sign removed
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 03:15 pm
As finishing touches on Center Street's repaving continue, the large, maroon "Welcome to Historic Lewiston" sign was removed Monday.
Falls crews working to fix water main break
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 09:55 am
On Sunday morning, the Office of City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced a 20-inch water main break at James Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard. The Niagara Falls Water Board reported lower water pressure in the DeVeaux area due to the size of the break. Crews were on site for repair. A picture of the split in water main is shown above.
Welcome to Lewiston, Transform Wellness Studio
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:00 pm
Transform Wellness Studio opened in 2020 during the pandemic. Two years later, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was finally able to celebrate the success of the business with owner Christina Venditti. She was joined by friends, family, elected and community leaders, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center presents dinner & tour in celebration of Juneteenth
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:20 pm
From 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is hosting dinner and a tour to celebrate Juneteenth.
Celebrating 200 years: Everything you need to know about bicentennial weekend in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:30 am
Lewiston is marking 200 years with a special celebration the weekend of July 1-4. Click the images below to see the schedule, learn more about the planning process, and discover the past and present people, places and events that have made this a special community.
Inclusive playground opens in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:25 am
The inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park is now open - splash pad included - and families and children have taken a liking to the new recreational area.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 24, 2022
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 08:55 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 24, 2022
Flogging Molly to bring honesty - plus a little 'Swagger' and 'Anthem' - to Artpark
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 07:00 am
A little over 20 years ago, I caught Flogging Molly performing at a small club in Rochester. I was a single, custodial dad of a couple of young sons, and one of them begged me to take him and his younger brother to the show on a school night.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
Niagara County clerk helps vets sign up for 'Thank A Vet' program
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski welcomed a group of veterans to the Niagara County Courthouse on Tuesday to sign up for the county's "Thank A Vet" program and receive their photo I.D. card. This card entitles veterans to discounts on the purchase of goods and services at more than 500 participating businesses throughout Niagara County.
Village of Lewiston election 2022: Anne Welch reelected mayor
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:00 pm
Anne Welch was reelected mayor Tuesday in the Village of Lewiston. She topped outgoing Trustee Claudia Marasco by a 52-vote margin (367-315 votes).
'French and Indian War Encampment' special event at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:50 am
Old Fort Niagara will host its annual "French and Indian War Encampment" from July 2-4. The event is the historic site's largest of the year, welcoming more than 400 reenactors and dozens of period merchants and artisans.
'Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection' at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:50 am
"Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection" opens at the Castellani Art Museum on Friday, July 1, and is on view until Sunday, Dec. 18. This exhibition features noted Buffalo art collector Dr. Gerald C. Mead Jr.'s gifted artworks to the museum (since 1997), as well as his promised bequest gift of 54 works by 43 artists.
Niagara Falls: City Hall experiences lockdown
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:35 am
Niagara Falls City Hall was put on lockdown Tuesday morning for about 30 minutes after a shooting in the area.
'Big R': BRP Modified Tour invades Ransomville
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 03:05 pm
The BRP Modified Tour will be making their second-ever visit to the Ransomville Speedway this coming Friday night, June 24. A full Ransomville program will also be in action, featuring the Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
VFW awards scholarships in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 02:00 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 presented the Bruce R. Sutherland - Lawrence A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship to Evan Hoffmann and Anthony Peters at a ceremony Friday at the "Circle of Honor" in Lewiston's Academy Park.
Pride Month in WNY wraps up with 'Niagara Falls Pride: A Family Fun Day'
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 01:15 pm
Niagara Pride is hosting "Niagara Falls Pride: A Family Fun Day" on Saturday, June 25. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of its offices and St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 140 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Child Advocacy Center, P3 Center receive pandemic emergency assistance funding
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 12:50 pm
Women served by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, along with clients of Memorial's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids, have received awards totaling $122,133.11 from the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF).
 

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