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Gladys Knight to perform with BPO
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:55 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 8, the "Empress of Soul," Gladys Knight, joins the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for a 7:30 p.m. performance at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Red Brick mold removal process, price, more than expected - but cleaner promises 'healthy, safe environment to return to and work'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 09:15 am
The process of identifying and remediating mold within the Red Brick has exceeded initial expectations - and so has the project cost.
Speed limit lowered to 25 on Village of Lewiston roads - Center Street excluded
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
Residential roads in the Village of Lewiston now have a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently issued a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She announced the launch of "Start the Conversation," a multimedia campaign aimed at helping New Yorkers raise this issue with people in their lives and communities.
New state & national record-setting pumpkin weighs in at 2,554 lbs.
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
On Oct. 1, national and state records were broken for the largest pumpkin, which weighed in at 2,554 pounds. Local grower Scott Andrusz from Williamsville brought in his entry to the 27th annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off held at Great Pumpkin Farm.
NYS DOL Commissioner Roberta Reardon announces decision regarding farm worker overtime
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:30 pm
New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Friday issued an order accepting the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board to lower the current 60-hour threshold for overtime pay to 40 hours per week by Jan. 1, 2032, allowing 10 years to phase in the new threshold.
15 finalists for 43North 2022 startup competition
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 15 finalists for the eighth edition of 43North's annual startup competition. The finalists will meet in Buffalo at the end of October to pitch their ideas in the hopes of securing $1 million and gain the opportunity to grow their business in Buffalo - one of the nation's fastest-growing tech hubs.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils new meeting space
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
Thursday afternoon, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) unveiled the newly designed RMHC of WNY Meeting Center. A press release said the venue's interior is "designed with a warm and modern theme, which includes photography collage walls showcasing previous guests."
$150 million in funding opportunities for arts & culture organizations
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a record $150 million in capital funding will be available for arts and culture organizations through the New York State Council on the Arts' Capital Projects Fund. The fund has two grant categories: small and midsized capital improvement grants and large capital improvement grants.
NCCC Foundation's scholarship gala offers one-of-a-kind auction
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation scholarship gala will return to an in-person event on Oct. 22 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. To celebrate the college's 60th anniversary, this year's fundraiser will be celebrated as a diamond anniversary-themed gala.
Community Missions: 12th annual interfaith community prayer service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:55 am
Community Missions will present its 12th annual interfaith community prayer service for mental illness recovery and understanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The service will be hosted by Niagara University at its new [email protected] property, home to the Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
Artpark presents 'En Plein Air' Oct. 8
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 04:30 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Artpark & Company presents "En Plein Air," an event organized in collaboration with the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center and Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Join artists from the "Niagara Painters Group" and others working on site at Artpark for an afternoon of outdoor painting during peak fall foliage season.
Community Missions to hold inaugural blessing of the animals this Saturday
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Community Missions will hold its inaugural blessing of the animals from 9-11 a.m. this Saturday at its main site, 1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The event will feature clergy from various faiths blessing pets from the community. The public is invited to bring their furry (or scaly) friends out to be blessed.
Higgins, Ortt respond to Canada's plan to lift northern border restrictions
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in reaction to the announcement the Canadian government will end random testing, drop the coronavirus vaccine requirement, and make the use of ArriveCAN voluntary for those crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada:
LCA embarks upon 'Spirit of Victory' sculpture restoration
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
The "Spirit of Victory", a sculpture sited at Joseph Davis State Park, is in need of repair. The statue, by artist Tom Mullany, was originally part of a larger installation titled "Drums Along the Niagara," created in 1989 when the artist was in-residence at Artpark.
Higgins: $2.5 million in new federal funding for investments in Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Friday by New York State Parks Niagara Region Director Mark Mistretta to announce $2.5 million in new federal funding for investments in Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara Falls Convention Center supports community
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 04:00 pm
Hosting a sold-out, weeklong convention at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (NFCC) requires a great deal of planning, and large quantities of food.
Town of Niagara takes steps to fill police positions
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara Police Department has undergone some significant changes in the past few months. So, the Town of Niagara Board took steps Tuesday to help settle the situation.
Frontier House interior specs delivered, awaiting approval
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston architect Jim Fittante recently presented the Village of Lewiston with interior designs for what is now being labeled "The Historic Frontier House." He submitted a conceptual site plan for 460 Center St. - including floor plans, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical and electric - on behalf of Ellicott Development.
Sandy Dugan gets ride of a lifetime
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
As the blueberry-colored jet boat circled around the Devil's Hole gorge class five rapids, Sandy Dugan began to cry what she called "tears of joy." Strapped in a red lifejacket, gripping the handlebar above her seat cushion, Dugan looked out on the Niagara River from this vantage point for the first time in her 84 years. Taking it all in as the vessel gently rocked up and down, she proclaimed, "This is every bit as exciting as Alaska." As the jet boat picked up steam and ascended its highest crest, Dugan exclaimed, "I'm so glad we did that. It was wonderful!"
Niagara County health director provides update on vaccine, tips for fall
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:35 am
As summer ended in 2020, and again in 2021, an ominous cloud hung over the region, as the rate of coronavirus infection rose - and with it, restrictions and cancellations.
Groundbreaking for $21 million renovation project at Kleinhans Music Hall
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced construction is underway on a $21 million renovation project at Kleinhans Music Hall, a world-class arts and culture destination located in Buffalo. The project will upgrade and refurbish the National Historic Landmark and prevent further deterioration. Hochul recently announced $8 million in fiscal year 2023 budget funding for the project, in addition to up to $1 million in grants from Empire State Development.
Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival is back on Center Street this weekend
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:00 am
The 38th annual Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival will take place this weekend - from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - along Center Street in the village.
'Friday Night Smackdown': WWE returns to Buffalo this December
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:55 pm
The Superstars of the WWE will return to Buffalo for a live taping of "Friday Night Smackdown." FOX's hit show will be filmed starting at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 2 at the KeyBank Center.
Wildlife Festival returns to Niagara Power Vista Sept. 24-25
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 07:00 am
Wildlife shows, conservation and science activities, and a glimpse of Tuscarora culture top the program at the New York Power Authority's Wildlife Festival Sept. 24-25. The free family festival, co-sponsored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs (NCFCC), will run both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Developer looking to convert Lewiston Event Center into self-storage
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:15 am
Plans were presented to the Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission and Planning boards on Monday to renovate the Lewiston Event Center and convert it into a self-storage facility.
Kinney looks to improve Lewiston waterfront properties
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:05 am
The success of John Kinney's waterfront business - and that of his tenant - has resulted in a need for upgrades to his three properties.
Record crowd at 'Lewiston Jeopardy'
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 10:35 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston held its third annual "Lewison Jeopardy" fundraising event Thursday night at the Brickyard Brewing Company.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announces gala awardees
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, along with elected leaders, will honor three outstanding recipients for the 2022 Niagara River Region Chamber Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10, at The Niagara Falls Country Club.
Buffalo backers: Vote for WNY's top chicken wings, pizza, place to watch a game
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:50 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is expanding its fall food contest this year. Now through the end of the football season, we want your input in naming the area's best chicken wings, pizza, and place to watch a game. It could be a bar, a restaurant or a social club - the only requirement is that the nominee(s) be Western New York-based.
'Meatball Street Brawl VI' scheduled for Sept. 25
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:30 pm
"Meatball Street Brawl" - "Buffalo's tastiest food competition" - returns for its sixth year on Sunday, Sept. 25, outside Osteria 166 on West Mohawk Street, between Delaware and Franklin. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
UB statement following Vice President Kamala Harris' visit
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 05:20 pm
Below is a statement from University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi following Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to UB Wednesday to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act:
Leaders to conduct binational dialogue on US-Canada interests
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins and Bill Huizenga, along with Canadian Sen. Michael L. MacDonald and Member of Parliament John McKay, all of whom serve as co-chairs of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, announced plans for bilateral discussions on issues related to U.S.-Canada interests. A meeting of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Niagara Gospel Mission debuts 'Liberty Suite'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "The Liberty Suite" at its facility at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls.
Tourism economy is thriving in Niagara County, reaching $831 million in 2021
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
In August, New York state released a tourism economics research study for 2021, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2021 reached $831 million, which is an increase of 9.3% relative to 2019. Traveler spend was heavily impacted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tourism spending surpassed prepandemic levels in 2021.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
Modern English headlines next 'Spirit of the 80s' concert
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:05 pm
The "Spirit of the 80s" is back at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Ontario House, aka "The Stone Jug," 358 Main St., Youngstown. Tickets are $25 presale and online at Eventbrite.com, or $30 at the door.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming clinics
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer the bivalent coronavirus booster at all upcoming clinics.
CDC recommends first updated COVID-19 booster
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 10:50 am
On Sept. 1, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC advisory committee on immunization practices' (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated coronavirus boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older, and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.
Village of Lewiston Board votes to lower speed limit; no start date set
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend local law 3-2022 and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. They sought to take advantage of legislation signed last month by Gov. Kathy Hochul (A.1007-A/S.2021-A) permitting municipalities to implement such a change.
 

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