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UB's Distinguished Speakers Series back in person for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "The 1619 Project," and gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series, which will be back in person for its 35th season.
Dockside named top 'Savory Summer' location
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:05 am
Right after Memorial Day, Niagara Frontier Publications asked readers to nominate their favorite summer food locations because, well, our staffers have big appetites and full gas tanks.
Niagara University starts academic year with a bang
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University welcomed more than 700 incoming freshmen and transfer students to its Lewiston campus over the weekend with an engaging and informational new student orientation program that incorporated a number of traditions and introduced them to available opportunities.
Artpark to present new public artworks
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company will unveil two new public artworks: interactive installations "Murmuration" by SO - IL studio, and mural "Unity in Diversity" by Muhammad Z Zaman. Both pieces will be on display, free and open to the public, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Hochul: New measures to combat COVID-19 delta variant; Niagara County now a high-transmission area
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 delta variant and updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating the virus.
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club to host Memorial Healing Field on 20th anniversary of 9/11
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:45 am
This year, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, The Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club will present a 9/11 Memorial Healing Field to honor and remember those who tragically lost their lives that day.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the road; returns to Buffalo this holiday season
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:40 am
Multi-Platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Monday announced its anticipated winter tour will be back for 2021. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories," this year's multisensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for 99 performances across America, before concluding Thursday, Dec. 30, in Cleveland and St. Louis.
Splash World opens on Grand Island
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World has the green light to open the water park starting Saturday, with a limited number of its slides and pools passing inspection Thursday morning.
UB poised for safe, successful fall semester
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
With students arriving back on campus this week after a year-and a-half of mostly remote instruction, the University at Buffalo is well-prepared to ensure the fall semester is both safe and successful.
Kiwanians gearing up for Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:40 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new for the 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event returns after having to be canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 edition will take place Sept. 9-12 at Academy Park on Center Street.
Gates officially close on 181st Erie County Fair
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:05 pm
The "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York concluded Sunday night. The Erie County Fair was put together in just over 80 days once state and county officials provided final approval.
Kathy Hochul sworn-in as 57th governor of New York
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 10:45 am
At a procedural ceremony at midnight Tuesday, Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the 57th governor of the state of New York.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA names winners of Macerich Special Events Grant
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA announced Heart, Love & Soul Inc. and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. were named 2021 winners of the Macerich Special Event Grant (SEG), a community giveback initiative offered under the Louise Marquez volunteer grant program and administered by Fashion Outlet's parent company, Macerich.
Youth spruce in Lewiston
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:40 am
A new group, the Lewiston-Porter Plant and Garden Club, has been improving the environment of Lewiston this summer. Members of this student group have been active weeding gardens, on their own time, that needed attention. The academic adviser for the group will be John Mango.
Higgins: Further border closing 'huge mistake'
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:45 am
The United States is extending restrictions on travel at the Canadian border through Sept. 21. Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of both the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, released the following statement in response:
ECDOH: 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine available to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 04:20 pm
Following last week's action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to amend to the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the Erie County Department of Health will provide a third dose for certain people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
James Taylor coming to KeyBank Center Dec. 13
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:05 am
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne and his band are coming to KeyBank Center on Dec. 13 for one intimate and memorable night.
Buffalo Proud, 26 Shirts partner to unveil limited-edition apparel to benefit Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Buffalo Proud and 26 Shirts unveiled new T-shirt and hat apparel to directly benefit the Buffalo City Mission. Apparel featuring the Buffalo Proud logo design will be on sale starting today. $8 from each item sold will be donated to Buffalo City Mission's programs and services.
Helping anxious students return to school during a pandemic
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:05 pm
With the start of a new school year right around the corner, the team of in-school social workers with Catholic Charities of Buffalo is sharing tips for parents and caregivers who may have a child who is anxious about stepping back into the classroom.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos requires masks for indoor shows
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 04:25 pm
"Out of an abundance of caution," Seneca Gaming Corp. on Monday announced masks will be required for everyone attending upcoming indoor shows at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. The requirement applies to all guests and staff inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center and the Seneca Allegany Events Center, regardless of vaccination status.
BPO teams with Western New York Families of September 11, American Red Cross to honor America's heroes
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:05 pm
In the spirit of healing, remembrance and honoring both the fallen and the heroes that saw America through, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the Western New York Families of September 11 and the American Red Cross, Western New York Chapter, for a special performance titled "American Resilience: 20th Anniversary Commemoration to 9/11 Heroes."
Art Festival (crowd) returns to Lewiston
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 09:00 am
As evidenced by the throngs of people entering as and slightly before it began this past weekend, the Lewiston Art Festival was sorely missed.
New York Power Authority fishing pier at Robert Moses dam to close temporarily Aug. 16
Sat, Aug 14th 2021 12:15 pm
The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will be closed for maintenance work on Monday, Aug. 16. It will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Niagara County Peach Festival: New park arrangements in store for visitors
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 07:00 am
News and excitement continues to build as the 63rd edition of the Niagara County Peach Festival nears.
Tops Markets partners with 26 Shirts to launch exclusive 'Mafia' football design T-shirts
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Tops said, "Nothing rally's Western New Yorkers quite like supporting our favorite hometown team and so, when 26 Shirts approached Tops Friendly Markets to help release its newest design, it was a no brainer."
Elected leaders excited for Kathy Hochul to take over as governor
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign from office, effective Aug. 24. One week earlier, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a report from appointed independent investigators- led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark - detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment by Cuomo. He has vigorously denied these allegations.
Protect your heart in the heat: Tips from the American Heart Association
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
With extreme temperatures continuing today, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. With temperatures forecasted in the 90s, it's important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart.
New York State Park Police partner with Niagara Falls Fire Department in Whirlpool State Park rescue
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
The PBA of New York State announced members from the New York State Park Police partnered with the Niagara Falls Fire Department on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 8, to rescue an injured hiker from the Vanderbilt Stairs area of Whirlpool State Park.
'Hamilton' tickets go on sale
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:55 am
Producer Jeffrey Seller, Shea's Performing Arts Center, and Albert Nocciolino recently announced that single tickets for "Hamilton" will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at www.sheas.org and in person at Shea's box office. Tickets will be available for performances running from Dec. 14, 2021 through Jan. 2, 2022.
Artpark & Modern Disposal Services present 'Power of Niagara'
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:45 am
Artpark & Company and Modern Disposal Services will present "Power of Niagara," "A celebration of arts, nature and a sustainable future" on Aug. 21. The evening will be a celebration of the environment, including a performance of "Branché" by Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal; the world premiere of "The Power of Niagara" by Jon Lehrer Dance Company; performances by Buffalo String Works; and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta.
KeyBank, in partnership with First Niagara Foundation, awards Field & Fork Network $50K to support healthy corner store initiative
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:30 am
Field & Fork Network has been awarded a $50,000 grant, from KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, to propel a healthy corner store initiative that will bring healthy food options to the Niagara Falls community, while providing technical support to store owners and nutrition education to residents.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission unveils Cataract House historic marker
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 12:40 pm
At a press conference on Thursday, The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation proudly unveiled a historic marker designating the site of the Cataract House at Heritage Park, across from Red Coach Inn.
Zucker to school districts: You're in control
Thu, Aug 5th 2021 11:00 pm
On Thursday, New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker issued the following statement: "With the end of the state disaster emergency on June 25, 2021, school districts are reestablished as the controlling entity for schools. Schools and school districts should develop plans to open in-person in the fall as safely as possible, and I recommend following guidance from the CDC and local health departments."
ECDOH provides COVID-19 data update
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 05:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending July 31, ECDOH received reports for 535 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents; this is an 80% increase from the previous week's total of 297 cases, and a 10-fold increase in the past six weeks.
Niagara County to hold household hazardous waste collection in Lewiston
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Town of Lewiston, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Niagara County Department of Public Works. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. An appointment is required.
Cuomo on COVID: 'We have seen this movie before'; Niagara County not mandating facemasks
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:35 pm
At a press briefing on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to "avoid reliving the COVID-19 movie" that played out last year.
Danny Gokey, Colton Dixon tour headed to Buffalo
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:30 pm
Three-time Grammy-Award nominee and "American Idol" alum Danny Gokey announced a headlining "Stand In Faith" Tour featuring special guest Colton Dixon. Gokey will take his energetic and multigenre live show on the road for an 11-city tour that will kick off Sept. 30. The "Stand In Faith" tour is produced by Transparent Productions.
Artpark adds Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus to JP Jofre, Alarm Will Sound double-bill
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:15 pm
Artpark & Company on Monday announced a performance by JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound as part of the "New Music in the Park" series on Aug. 7, in the Artpark Mainstage Theater. The performance is sponsored by HSBC Bank.
Statewide effort to prevent speeding
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York State Police and local law enforcement will be increasing patrols to target speeding from July 31 to Aug. 8.
Jalen Law completes Portage Road Transportation Center mural
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
Jalen Law officially revealed his completed mural inside the waiting area of the NFTA-Metro Portage Road Transportation Center at a press conference hosted by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA-Metro) and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) on Wednesday.
 

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