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Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 wraps up Masten District outreach
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 09:50 am
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, wrapped up Saturday, July 24, after serving for eight days in the Masten District, providing 202 families with free home repairs.
Niagara County officially dedicates Clyde L. Burmaster Park
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known Bond Lake Park.
Historical Association of Lewiston provides update, as services continue
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Museum is open and would like to share some of our upcoming activities with you.
Lions 'LEGO's for Roswell Kids' brings hope, joy to children
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:05 pm
Our Town of Wheatfield Lions have been practicing the root meaning of our motto - "We Serve." Our main service areas include: blind, diabetics, hunger, environment, disaster relief, humanitarian care, and children's cancer.
Don't be cruel; stop, collaborate & listen: Bobby Brown, Vanilla Ice headline outdoor show at Seneca Niagara
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 10:45 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will groove like never before, when "Hip Hop 'N Harmony," featuring Vanilla Ice, Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, All 4 One and Kool Moe Dee, hits the resort's outdoor stage on Friday, Sept. 17. Tickets go on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, and start at $45.
Ortt, Morinello & Norris request emergency flooding assistance
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
On Thursday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assembly members Angelo Morinello and Mike Norris sent a letter requesting immediate coordination between the New York State Office of Emergency Management (SEMO), the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls, and Niagara County, regarding flash flooding that occurred July 20. Severe rainstorms caused a significant amount of damage throughout those areas.
Q&A: Brothers Osborne set to bring authentic sound to Artpark
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:40 am
On Aug. 3, Artpark will be a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll. Award-winning, genre-bending Brothers Osborne ("Pawn Shop," "Port Saint Joe") will headline "Miller Lite Concerts in the Park."
Miranda Lambert to perform outdoor show at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 09:40 am
Mark your calendars for the hottest date of the summer entertainment season: 106.5 WYRK and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino are teaming up to present "An Evening with Miranda Lambert" on Saturday, Sept. 18. Tickets start at $95 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30.
Mad Hatter Tea House opens on Center Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
The second tenant to open in attorney Alfonso Marra Bax's building at 442-444 Center is the Mad Hatter Tea House. Owner Barbara Gray said the Lewiston space, which faces the road, is a combination teashop and Shawn's Gate Art Studio.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 20
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:35 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announced the canals at Canalside will be converted into a giant roller rink that will open Aug. 20 and roll through the fall season to Oct. 31.
US to keep northern border closed through Aug. 21; Higgins 'infuriated'
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 12:15 pm
"Infuriated" by an announcement the United States government will extend restrictions on nonessential travel at the border between the U.S. and Canada for another month, Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement:
PHOTOS: Wild weather in Niagara County leads to state of emergency
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 08:25 am
Heavy rains and flash floods forced Niagara County leaders to take drastic measures on Tuesday night.
Gov't Mule to perform Sept. 7 at Artpark
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov't Mule will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, as part of the "Miller Lite Concerts in the Park" series.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital sponsors Chalk YOUR Walk Competition
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has once again stepped up to sponsor Lewiston Council on the Arts' online Chalk YOUR Walk Competition.
Wet weather driving tips: AAA offers advice for safe driving in the rain
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Spring and summer showers may help flowers, but wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. AAA reminds motorists to never drive through standing water as the region is experiencing heavy rain this summer.
Cuomo announces crackdown on underage drinking during summer concert season
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced state investigators will be on patrol at popular summer concert venues to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol.
Summer fun at Youngstown Yacht Club: CanAm Challenge, junior sailing, Boat Club, racing
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
As life in Buffalo-Niagara continues its gradual return to normalcy, up north the Youngstown Yacht Club is moving full speed ahead toward a fun summer, despite the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Canadian border closure.
A historian's legacy: Building resources to tell history's untold stories
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:30 pm
As a graduate student in the 1970s, Lillian S. Williams set forth to study Black history in Western New York.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 to serve Masten District
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
On Saturday, July 17, the second annual Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) Buffalo begins, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, bringing together over 1,000 volunteers to serve 100 families in the Masten District with free home repairs.
Disability Pride Celebration to recognize signing of Americans with Disabilities Act
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:30 pm
Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) and several other disability services providers will host the annual Disability Pride Celebration, a weeklong virtual series of activities from July 26-30, celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Erie County Fair: Nominations for 2021 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2021 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
Niagara University breaks ground on $11.5 million renovation for Kiernan Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Niagara University broke ground on its $11.5 million renovation project at the university's Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin later this month, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Cuomo signs legislation protecting New Yorkers from telemarketing by text message
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.3941/A.6040) expanding New York state's definition of telemarketing to include marketing by text message. New Yorkers have protection against unwanted robocalls under state law, but texting was not previously defined as telemarketing, exempting it from those protections. This legislation closes that loophole.
Lewiston Stone House, Lewiston Event Center for sale as Simon seeks to retire
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 02:10 pm
Emery Simon's commercial properties are for sale - but he doesn't expect to part with them right away.
Niagara University dedicates main classroom building to James V. Glynn
Sat, Jul 10th 2021 03:55 pm
Though the world knows James V. Glynn as the man behind the iconic Maid of the Mist attraction in Niagara Falls, around Monteagle Ridge he's known for something else: a lifetime of philanthropy and countless contributions to Niagara University students.
New Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open this month
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:05 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is expected to open to the public later this month.
Wheatfield memorial tank shines with new paint job
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:00 am
Last week, the M-60A3 army tank located at the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial received a fresh coat of paint. While it's still green, of course, the tank now more closely matches the paint of the UH1-D Huey helicopter also featured in the memorial.
Artpark welcomes JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:10 pm
Artpark & Company announces a performance by JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound as part of the 2021 "New Music in the Park" series at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 inside the Artpark Amphitheater. The performance is sponsored by HSBC Bank.
All the feels: Tuesday concerts return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:50 pm
After 22 months apart, Artpark and a few thousand of its closest friends reunited this week for the first "Tuesdays in the Park" of 2021 - the first Tuesday concert since 2019 - heck, the first Tuesday gig since the pandemic shut the world down, shuttered concert venues and grounded tours. There were hugs, warm greetings and cold beverages, at the "reunion show" in Lewiston.
Higgins announces availability of arts grants funded through American Rescue Plan
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the availability of more than $135 million in funding and competitive grants for arts organizations allocated through the American Rescue Plan.
Erie County Department of Health vaccine clinics scheduled for community events on Saturday
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Health will be set up two community sites in Buffalo on Saturday, July 10, to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. These clinics will offer single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine for ages 18 and older, and the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine series for youth ages 12-17.
Thrill of the fight: Local fighter set to make debut after pandemic scraps first match
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
After five years of training and honing her abilities at the Fight-Sport Training Center, Town of Niagara's Mackenzie Musgrove was set to make her amateur kickboxing debut last year on May 9. The preparation leading up to the bout was grueling. As her trainer Pativaj Soundara explained, it's essentially a second job.
'T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series' at Artpark
Mon, Jul 5th 2021 07:00 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced the "T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series" at Artpark as part of the 2021 summer season. Films will be shown from July 10 through Aug. 25.
Elderwood sponsors free 'Blue Mondays' concerts - now back at gazebo
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 11:20 am
"Blue Mondays" are back for 2021 - and returning to the Hennepin Park Gazebo on the corner of Center and South Fourth streets, Lewiston.
'Thursdays on the Water' lineup announced
Thu, Jul 1st 2021 08:00 pm
On Thursday, North Tonawanda officials, including Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, joined Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch for a press conference at Gratwick-Riverside Park where the lineup was announced for the upcoming "Thursdays on the Water" concert series.
Wingfest: 2021 National Buffalo Wing Festival set for Highmark Stadium
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 03:10 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer at Highmark Stadium, as the premier food festival once again welcomes chicken wing enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-5.
Orphaned baby beavers crisscross NYS for treatment at Cornell
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
A litter of beaver kits traversed more of New York state in their first five weeks of life than most of their species will ever cross in a lifetime. This group of five traveled from the Adirondacks to Western New York, and from there to the Finger Lakes and then back to their mountain home.
'RISE Up!' program seeks to build professional skills to benefit both individuals & eateries
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:50 am
Western New York restaurants and hospitality businesses are experiencing an extreme shortage of workers. This unprecedented challenge is afflicting hospitality businesses throughout the world. SUNY Buffalo State, with its experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, has created a program to help.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY renew partnership
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:10 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced its renewed partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York with the adoption of MLK Jr. Park in 2021.
 

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