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Hundreds of thousands of new boaters & paddlers expected Fourth of July weekend
Wed, Jun 29th 2022 07:00 am
Millions of boaters are expected to head out on the water this Fourth of July weekend, including more than 830,000 first-time boat buyers who purchased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in crowds coupled with the number of inexperienced new boaters has caught the attention of the Water Sports Foundation.
Bob Weaver technician No. 1 in the nation
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. recently selected its top six outstanding motorsports technicians, taken from over a hundred applicants. These individuals were chosen based on Yamaha technical training gold certification scores, and went to Atlanta to compete.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Oishei Children's Hospital challenge community to go 'Over the Edge'
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and Oishei Children's Hospital have joined together again for the second year to bring "Over the Edge" - a unique peer-to-peer fundraiser and rappelling event - to Buffalo this fall. Together, they are challenging the community to step up, face their fears, and go over the edge to support programs, research and direct care that provide building blocks for a healthy future.
'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.
June is Homeownership Month
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development New York Regional Office, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Homeownership Center, and the Office of Housing Counseling, will host a webinar in celebration of National Homeownership Month.
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.
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.
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).
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops returns July 9 & 10
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 12:00 pm
The nation's largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns to downtown Buffalo Saturday, July 9 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and Sunday, July 10 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Patrons can enjoy culinary delights from 40 restaurants and food trucks, five New York state wineries, live music and more along Delaware Avenue, starting at Chippewa Street and continuing into Niagara Square.
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.
Q&A: Wiser from pandemic, Josh Groban excited to be back on tour
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 08:25 pm
In took a pandemic to bring Josh Groban the one thing he hadn't earned over the course of his storied career: a break.
Photos: Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates Indigenous people, culture
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 10:50 am
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrated the indigenous cultures of the Western New York region through storytelling, music, dance, and arts and crafts on Saturday. Guests participated in an inclusive and engaging Native American community gathering, and were entertained by an eclectic lineup of artists performing on multiple stages.
GardenFest in full bloom
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 09:40 am
The Lewiston Garden Club celebrated its annual GardenFest this past weekend with beautiful weather, large crowds, and the finest in greenery. This year's theme was "Helping Lewiston bloom for 95 years," and the event featured speakers, open gardens, vendors and special displays along Center Street.
From cancer to healing: Eric Fiebelkorn's survival story
Sat, Jun 18th 2022 07:00 am
On the day in 2012 when Eric Fiebelkorn, who was 38 years old at the time, went to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for his first treatment, he prayed with his wife, Alicia, and then told her, "You know, I feel great. It's crazy to me that I'm going in to start this treatment and surgeries. I feel like I could run a marathon."
'Thursdays on the Water' announces 2022 summer concert lineup
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 09:05 am
"Thursdays on the Water" returns to North Tonawanda with eight weeks of outdoor concerts starting July 7. Series President Jesse Gooch held a press conference Wednesday at the venue to announce this year's musical acts.
'Party on the Portico' back at Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Jun 16th 2022 07:30 pm
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns from 5:30-10 p.m. this Friday, June 17, with headlining band PA Line.
Wired differently: Niagara Falls to honor Nik Wallenda with 'Sculpture in the Sky'
Wed, Jun 15th 2022 07:25 pm
Nik Wallenda will walk over Niagara Falls again. Well, sort of.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2022 schedule, with events to celebrate bicentennial
Wed, Jun 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced its slate of events, activities and special programming for 2022.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & BPO Diversity Council present free 'A Concert for Healing'
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 03:25 pm
In the spirit of providing comfort and hope to all affected by the recent mass-shooting tragedy in the Buffalo community, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the BPO Diversity Council announce "A Concert for Healing." The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at the Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion (1100 Jefferson Ave.).
'NF Murals' features stories of freedom & champions of change
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is seeking four artists to paint murals on Main Street and Depot Avenue in Niagara Falls. The "NF Murals Project" there is entering its fourth mural-making phase, following completion of 16 murals since 2019. Murals feature stories of freedom and champions of change in the Highland community of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center expands Juneteenth celebrations with special events
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 12:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is extending its Juneteenth celebrations past Sunday, with events on Monday, June 20, and Friday, June 24.
UB class shows tiny homes can do a lot of good
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:40 pm
When Michael Napier was a student at Canisius High School in Buffalo, he spent 10 days sleeping in a tent on the roof of a homeless shelter in Los Angeles' Skid Row, interacting with, learning about and assisting homeless individuals there as part of an outreach program.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new home
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 10:45 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the first Saturday in June with a groundbreaking on their newest Habitat for Humanity home in Niagara County, a four-bedroom new build on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
Painters Plus: 11th annual Project H.O.P.E announced
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
The owner of Painters Plus, Jesse Gooch, created Project H.O.P.E (Helping Others Paint Exteriors) in 2011 as a citywide campaign to help beautify exterior homes for people and families in need.
NYS DCP offers tips to save money at gas pump
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) recommends useful tips to help New Yorkers save money every time they fill up. As gas prices continue to hit record highs, 16 cents per gallon, with more savings in some counties, can make a big difference, especially during the summer vacation season when millions of consumers are hitting the roads.
North Tonawanda waterfront venue Harbor House a hub for events serviced by local businesses
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:10 am
Since opening in April, entrepreneur Megan Leith has already brought bustling new business to her waterfront venue, Harbor House, formerly known as Michael's Landing, at 369 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Meet Lewiston's brave, bizarre sheriff
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:05 am
First thing this week, let me say I have received many comments about this series of articles and all have been very positive. We at the Historical Association and the bicentennial committee are happy to hear how many people enjoy learning about the most mature buildings in our township.
KeyBank sponsors Chalk Walk Invitational
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
Representatives from KeyBank, Lewiston-Porter High School and Niagara Falls High School recently gathered to talk about the all-new Chalk Walk Invitational that will take place during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 13-14.
Buffalo Irish Festival's 'Heritage Wall' invites families to become permanent part of event history
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
Organizers of the Buffalo Irish Festival have launched a unique fundraiser to raise much-needed capital for the 2022 event, taking place July 29-31 at Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Donors can purchase a personalized stone in the Buffalo Irish Festival "Heritage Wall," what organizers call "a timeless display that will be on view at the event for years to come."
Higgins presents service medals to family of WWII Army Pvt. Walter J. Kowalczyk
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 05:10 pm
On the 78th anniversary of D-Day, Congressman Brian Higgins honored the late Pvt. Walter J. Kowalczyk, a distinguished World War II veteran. Service medals Kowalczyk earned were presented by Higgins to family members during a ceremony in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Museum debuts new take on historic post office
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:10 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston has a brand-new exhibit at the Lewiston Museum - with a centerpiece thought to be lost to the village burning in December 1813.
Griffon begins new chapter on Water Street
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
It's a thought experiment made real, 17 years in the making. Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster met each other while on staff at Water Street Landing. Over a short period of time, Scibetta found himself serving as the restaurant's general manager. Webster was bar manager.
Artpark: 12th annual Fairy House Festival is July 9
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:15 am
The Artpark Fairy House Festival will return from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Tickets are $12 and available at the Artpark box office (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston), and ticketmaster.com.
BPO's summer season brings live music to communities throughout Buffalo-Niagara
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:05 am
The full Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will once again bring the joy of music to communities in Western New York this summer.
Bowling fundraiser on June 12 to benefit 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Team RPCS - Roswell Park Cessation Services - needed to be creative to raise funds toward the "Ride for Roswell" the past two years. With the COVID-19 pandemic lessening in severity, the small but mighty team will revive a successful event from 2019: the second annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open.
43North's 8th startup competition in search for 5 companies to receive increased prize of $1 million
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced applications are being accepted for the eighth year of 43North, the state-funded accelerator that invests $5 million annually to attract world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Buffalo.
Buffalo History Museum celebrates return of art auction
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum will host the 21st annual "Paint The Town" from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. "Paint the Town" brings regional artists, art collectors, and passionate museum supporters together to raise funds for the museum through live and silent auctions featuring local art.
Hochul announces start of statewide gas and diesel tax holiday
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the suspension of certain taxes on motor fuel and diesel motor fuel takes effect Wednesday, June 1.
42 North to host 'Brews, Blues, & BBQ' events in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:20 pm
42 North Brewing Co. will bring its popular "Brews, Blues, & BBQ" events to Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls for three consecutive Friday nights in June. The events, which are free to the public, will feature 42 North craft beer, Fat Bob's BBQ, and live music on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls, USA.
 

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