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State leaders advocate for passage of $3 billion Environmental Bond Act
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 05:25 pm
The statewide roundtable tour educating stakeholders on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest plan to counteract climate change and global warming made a stop in Lewiston on Monday.
Entrepreneur series at NCCC
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
For those looking to enhance their business skills or strengthen an existing business, the Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College will offer an entrepreneur series this spring. The event is presented in collaboration with community partners from the Greater Lockport Development Center, the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, and the Lumber City Development Corp.
Town of Porter Historical Society to meet
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 10:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Red Brick. Susan Eck will be the guest presented, speaking on aviators from Western New York in World War I.
Community rallies behind Lewiston vet
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
A wheelchair-bound veteran from Lewiston is getting a new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant home, thanks to an organization based in New York City and a generous local community.
Popular fish fry continues at Toast & Roast
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
Patrons are well versed on Toast & Roast Café's breakfast menu, with the eatery even garnering local write-ups for its popular early-morning offerings. What customers were pleased to discover during the most recent Lenten season was a fresh, Friday fish fry.
HART fundraiser returns to Lewiston Event Center with music, celebs
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rock'N with HART" fundraiser will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event includes a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders.
World-class: Lewiston's Griffon House part of acclaimed restaurant group
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Griffon and its owners are sort of like Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin!
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 06:55 am
As written here before, for its size, residents in the Buffalo-Niagara area really get into St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For 2020, our little metro area ranks an impressive No. 8 nationally among the top 200 cities in the U.S. when it comes to "Best St. Patrick's Day Celebrations," according to the latest Wallet Hub findings. Among the rating criteria, Buffalo-Niagara scored a nice No. 10 ranking for St. Patrick's Day traditions, a No. 29 rank for our weather, and No. 30 for the safety and accessibility of our many celebrations.
Niagara County: 4 people in quarantine protocol
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:10 pm
"At this time, Niagara County has four voluntarily quarantined individuals. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of well people, who may have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These public health actions are precautionary in nature and follow all CDC guidance. We will continue to provide information as the situation warrants."
Taking the plunge in Olcott
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 09:15 am
Surprisingly, the weather was great Sunday for the 51st annual Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim For Sight, with plenty of sunshine and fairly warm temperatures greeting those plunging into the cold waters.
More than 100 jobs offered at Niagara Falls job fair
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
More than 100 jobs of various disciplines will be offered at the 2020 job fair sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. The job fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the new TReC building by NGTI (Niagara Global Tourism Institute), located at 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
Future scholars visit Niagara University
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
Twenty-five 10th grade students from Niagara Falls High School spent the day on the Niagara University campus last Wednesday as part of the Early College/Smart Scholars program, a partnership between Niagara's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and the Niagara Falls City School District to engage high school students in college/career exploration.
OUN: Heroes of Niagara Awards dinner date set
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation will honor members of the community who "generously invest in Niagara County, inspiring others to make the area a better place in which to live," and an individual supported by Intandem who has "made progress and reached many personal goals while participating in one or more of its programs." The dinner will take place Thursday, April 2, at the DoubleTree by Hilton located on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls.
Ahead of Lewiston Jazz Festival, Artpark presents Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:40 am
Jazz icon Chick Corea and his new Spanish Heart Band, the flamenco-charged eight-man band of Latin rhythm masters, will be joined by special guest vocalist Rubén Blades at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, for a special concert event in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6.
Police continue investigation into shooting fatality
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:50 am
Area police are continuing their investigations into an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Police report shots were fired and two injured - one fatally - on the Tuscarora Nation reservation.
Nik Wallenda set to cross Masaya volcano
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
"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.
Cash bail reform and its impact to police
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
This week, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York State Court of Appeals said she felt confident the "unintended consequences" of New York's new cash bail reform law would ultimately undergo changes, allowing judges to regain the ability to hold suspects in jail who are deemed too dangerous for release.
Lewiston Town Board: Greenway seeks public input on shoreline trail plan
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
During a presentation at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Gregory Stevens announced a public workshop regarding the lower Niagara Shoreline Trail Connectivity Study.
Obituary: Louise Whitworth Sims
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
After a 12-year battle against multiple myeloma, Louise Whitworth Sims passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice.
Fresh haddock fish frys at The Great Foodini Pizzeria & More
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Due to popular demand - and the good taste of those looking for a "Foodini Fix" - The Great Foodini Food Truck favorites and more can now be found at a brick-and-mortar in Ransomville.
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.
 

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