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KeyBank Center lifts all vaccination mandates
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 12:35 pm
In accordance with New York state and Erie County guidelines, KeyBank Center will no longer require proof of vaccination for entry into all events, concerts and live sporting events, including home games for the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits.
Six Flags Darien Lake to rebrand waterpark and debut new water slide
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:25 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will rebrand its Splashtown waterpark to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and launch a massive, new slide for the 2022 season. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave will rank as one of the tallest water rides in the waterpark - and its one-of-a-kind "water wave wall" will boost the park's roster of heat-beating attractions.
Hochul plans to end mask requirement in schools March 2; decision to be left with counties
Sun, Feb 27th 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday announced plans to end the state mask requirement in schools starting on Wednesday, March 2.
Grand Island Half Marathon set for May 7
Sat, Feb 26th 2022 07:00 am
Scott Strang and his son, Drew, have run as a duo team in several marathons, such as the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon. On May 7, the duo will run in the 28th running of the Grand Island Half Marathon, which is organized by the Greater Buffalo Track Club.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: The Long and the Short of it ...
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 11:05 am
This is the fifth in a brief series of articles providing some insight into the homes in our town and village, which were already erected when the Village of Lewiston was incorporated in 1822. This one is a natural follow up to last week's discussion on a closely related construction, 535 Center, now DiCamillo's Bakery. That was once Calvin Hotchkiss' store.
Village of Lewiston makes decision on Sutherland tribute
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have decided the best way to honor their former colleague is to memorialize him in front of his favorite spot.
HART celebrates 40 years of service to community
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 07:00 am
As many already know, Lewiston has become home to some dynamic organizations over the years. Groups such as Kiwanis, the Rotary, Lions all come to mind.
Niagara County drops below CDC COVID threshold tor 'high transmission'
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health today released its weekly COVID-19 update.
New name & brand announced for Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 10:00 am
Destination Niagara USA announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it has changed the name of the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
New grant provides opportunity to improve the health of New York state
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
The American Heart Association has new tools to help improve blood pressure rates in New York state, thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
Hochul signs conditional cannabis cultivation bill
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed legislation creating a new conditional adult-use cannabis cultivator license, establishing a pathway for existing New York hemp farmers to apply for a conditional license to grow cannabis in the 2022 growing season for the forthcoming adult-use cannabis market.
Post-'WrestleMania,' Monday Night Raw' hits KeyBank Center in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:05 pm
The WWE travels to Buffalo on April 18 for a taping of "Monday Night Raw" at KeyBank Center. Tickets, starting at $20, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at www.ticketmaster.com.
New Cataract House Restaurant opens with unique dishes, art & history on display
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
The grand opening of the new Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, took place Friday evening. Attendees enjoyed culinary delights that were modern twists on dishes served at the historic Cataract House, took in local art, and learned about the history and partnerships that led to this continuation of the Cataract House legacy.
Late-night vehicle pursuit crosses counties
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
At 2:47 a.m. Monday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center was notified of a vehicle pursuit entering Niagara County from the Town of Amherst. It was reported that a silver Cadillac sedan was fleeing Amherst PD after the occupants were found stealing from cars in a local neighborhood.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Niagara County inclusion in popular Shop 716 eGift card program
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced Niagara County's inclusion in the Shop 716 eGift card program.
Town of Wheatfield looking to create one ZIP code
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:20 am
The Town of Wheatfield is once again requesting one ZIP code for its municipal boundaries, and is looking for residents to provide their own stories of how the ZIP code confusion has negatively impacted their lives.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative wins Community Impact Award
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:20 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative was selected as a recipient of the Community Impact Award by the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and will accept the honor at the sorority's virtual fundraiser on Saturday evening.
Catholic Charities appeal 2022: Community support critical to easing pandemic's effects for many
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:15 am
Tens of thousands of individuals, families and children of all ages and faiths rely year-round on the support provided by the Appeal through Catholic Charities.
Concessions in urgent care proposal lead to approval by HPC, Planning Board
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:00 am
Revised designs for a quick care medical building, at 860 Center St., mainly found good opinion with the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation and Planning commissions on Monday.
Niagara County Legislature calls for end of in-school masking
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 12:35 pm
The following is a joint statement from Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy Bradt and Minority Leader Chris Robins regarding mask mandates in Niagara County Schools:
Travel rebounds for February break
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 02:50 pm
Travel is on the rebound as the upcoming school break approaches. AAA's online travel bookings for January were up nearly 250% compared to January 2021, and January travel reservations even surpassed prepandemic levels, increasing 20% over January 2019.
Niagara Wine Trail names new executive director, officers for 2022
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 09:30 am
The Niagara Wine Trail has named Susan Swiatkowski as its new executive director. In addition, new officers have been chosen to lead the organization for 2022.
Variety Club announces 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
The 60th annual Variety Kids Telethon will take place at the Variety Club headquarters located at 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. The event will be produced and presented from both the studios of WGRZ-TV Channel 2, and the Variety Club HQ from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The presentation will also be streamed live at www.wgrz.com.
Hochul establishes office of chief disability officer
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the establishment of the Office of the Chief Disability Officer to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities. She appointed Kimberly T. Hill as the state's first chief disability officer.
Senate Republicans: End COVID mandates
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
On Monday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference called for an end to what they called "unconstitutional mandates promulgated by Gov. Kathy Hochul and her Department of Health." The Republicans announced they would force a vote on the New York Senate floor to end the mandates.
Tops presents Oishei Children's Hospital & Roswell Park with proceeds from 'City of Buffalo Monopoly Game'
Mon, Feb 14th 2022 07:00 am
Tops made a special check presentation over the weekend.
Morrison takes command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 05:45 pm
At a ceremony Saturday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, the 914th Air Refueling Wing welcomed its new wing commander, Col. Lara B. Morrison. Family, friends and officers watched the assumption of command ceremony, saluting the new leader.
Local leaders encouraged by what 2022 might bring (back)
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
We asked local leaders to weigh in on this topic and share their expectations - and plans - for 2022. This is part two of our series.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Learn about DiCamillo Bakery building's history
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
World-renowned DiCamillo Bakery has long been doing business at 535 Center St., Lewiston, a building with a long presence and history.
Residents request Lewiston board rename roadway 'Sutherland Street'
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:55 am
Lewiston lost one of its strongest champions when Bruce Sutherland passed Dec. 27. Three days after the former deputy mayor's death, Tom Deal of Deal Realty suggested a portion of South Sixth be renamed "Sutherland Street." Bruce would often hold court from his house, and he and his wife, Jackie, were popular among neighbors.
Ice at Canalside season extended for NCCC fans
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:30 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will extend the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, through March 19.
BPO's 2022-23 season features star performances, collaborations & diverse musical experiences
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 06:15 pm
On Thursday, Music Director JoAnn Falletta, Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, and the musicians, board and staff of the BPO announced a bold new 2022-23 concert season filled with masters of the classical repertoire, the best of Broadway, Hollywood, and the American songbook, spectacular collaborations, and a resounding celebration of diverse guest artists, conductors and composers.
It beats counting sheep: Media use before bed can be beneficial
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 07:00 am
Time spent watching television, playing video games or listening to music just prior to going to sleep might not be as bad for you as you think. The relationship between media use and sleep quality is a complicated union, with multiple factors that can either improve or disrupt a good night's rest, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo researcher.
Hochul lifting mask mandate
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 11:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced her order requiring masks to be worn indoors throughout New York state will end on Thursday. Her "mask mandate" was implemented Dec. 10 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus - particularly the delta and omicron variants. Hochul said infection numbers and related hospitalizations are now back to a pre-"winter surge" level, allowing a lessening of the restrictions.
Cataract House: New restaurant brings Niagara Falls Underground Railroad history to life
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 10:30 am
The Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., may be celebrating its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 18, but the new space has deep roots in some of Niagara Falls' most proud and prominent history.
Former Village of Lewiston Trustee Ken Kenney passes
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 05:00 pm
Kenneth J. "Peanut" Kenney, age 81, of Lewiston, husband of Nancy Skwarzynski Kenney, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, at Schoellkopf Nursing in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls leads the way: Another record year for state parks in 2021
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced New York's state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails welcomed a record-setting 78.4 million visits in 2021, continuing the robust level of visitation seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEEDTOBREATHE to perform at Artpark on May 18
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
Grammy Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE announced an intimate acoustic tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed studio album, "Into The Mystery." Their tour will perform in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, with special guest Patrick Droney. Tickets will be on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11. The show is presented by Live Nation.
NCDOH offers free rapid COVID-19 testing in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announced free rapid coronavirus testing will be available for all Niagara County residents. Starting, Wednesday, Feb. 9, testing will be offered at the Doris W. Jones, Family Resource Center at 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Testing will be available from 9 a.m. noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Shea's 710 Theatre presents Carmen Ruby Floyd in 'Buffalo 2 Broadway & Beyond: A Musical Journey'
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 04:50 pm
Carmen Ruby Floyd, a Buffalo native, Niagara University graduate, and Broadway star, returns home for a special one-night-only concert at Shea's 710 Theatre on Saturday, April 9 (8 p.m.).
 

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