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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.
'Sometimes miracles happen': YBPA sends thanks for successful return of 'Street Dance'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:05 am
After 15 months of isolation due to the pandemic, miraculously the Youngstown Business & Professional Association was able to hold our 11th annual "Here Comes Summer Street Dance & Car Cruise." It was held on June 17 (having been rescheduled from 2020).
TReC hosts art exhibit in partnership with Community Missions
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Artwork created by individuals living with mental illness will be showcased in a new art gallery located at TReC, the co-working incubator operated by Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute. The exhibit, a partnership between TReC and Community Missions, will be unveiled during an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at TReC, 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
Niagara University: $11.5 million in upgrades for Kiernan Center
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:40 am
Guided by its strategic plan to provide excellence in all phases of the student living-learning experience, Niagara University will break ground next month on an $11.5 million upgrade to the Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin in July, 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.
Will Artisan Farmers Market leave Lewiston?
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:25 pm
Tensions were high at Monday's Village Board meeting, as Lewiston Artisan Market organizer Jamie Symmonds and about a half-dozen vendors appeared before trustees petitioning for equitable treatment.
Remaining seats to go on sale for Billy Joel's Aug. 14 concert at Highmark Stadium
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:55 pm
Legendary musician Billy Joel will perform live as scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. Remaining seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, June 25.
Halestorm to perform at Artpark
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:20 pm
Halestorm with special guests The Hu & Cory Marks will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Overcoming is name of the game for Miracle League
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 12:35 pm
Vinny Golca, who has been involved with the Miracle League of WNY as a player, coach and now a Buddy since 2014, remembers his biggest thrill as a player seven years ago.
GardenFest in photos: Festivals make triumphant return
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 09:05 am
After a year without festivals, most concerts and large-scale events in general, the Lewiston Garden Club was the brave organization willing to take the first crack at staging a mass gathering in what we all hope is a post-coronavirus world. GardenFest returned to Center Street over the weekend, and drew attendees looking to bolster their gardens, plant flowers and admire the green thumb of residents who volunteered to show off their prized lawn configurations.
'All that possibility at Academy Park' with bandshell relocation, renovation
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 10:00 am
Standing in front of the relocated Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell on Wednesday morning, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt couldn't help but express their excitement for what Academy Park could be, now that its biggest asset is resituated.
Nik Wallenda walks over D'Youville College campus
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
A couple days past the ninth anniversary of his walk across Niagara Falls, "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda took to the Western New York sky once more - this time to highlight a new medical resource for Buffalo residents.
Taste of Buffalo nixing paid admission for 2021; Erie County Fair to reopen at full capacity
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
Organizers of Erie County's two biggest summer events provided updates on Wednesday.
Artpark lifts COVID-19 restrictions for all venues
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:20 pm
Upon hearing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Artpark & Company has changed its coronavirus policies for 2021.
Cuomo: COVID-19 restrictions lifted as 70% of adults have received first dose of vaccine
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The state's health guidance and "New York Forward" industry-specific guidelines - including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing - are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.
Dropkick Murphys & Rancid to perform at Artpark Aug. 22
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:15 pm
The Dropkick Murphys & Rancid with special guests The Bronx will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series presented by Artpark and Funtime.
'New Music in the Park' debuts at Artpark
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 06:55 am
Lewiston's first outdoor concert of the summer took place Sunday at Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St. Emerald Grove was the site of the debut of Artpark & Company's "New Music in the Park."
BPO's summer concert season brings live music to WNY communities
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:25 pm
On Thursday, the BPO stated, "Dedicated to providing beautiful music for the entire Western New York region and beyond, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced a varied and exciting summer season that will once again bring live music to communities throughout Western New York, and shine the spotlight on smaller ensembles of its musicians."
Buffalo United Front, Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative to test e-bike program in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:55 am
Shared Mobility Inc. (SMI), a Western New York nonprofit organization, will serve as operator to the region's first e-bike library program, free to eligible participants interested in testing a new and innovative programming model. The E-Bike Library Project is a collaboration of partners, funders and residents to establish "e-bike libraries" through a community-led approach spearheaded by the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) and East Side Bike Club, a program of Buffalo United Front (BUF).
Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative debuts 'Works, from Home' mural project
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
In April 2020, the Albright-Knox's Public Art Initiative asked 16 local artists to respond to the initial lockdown requirements of the pandemic. To build community spirit, the museum sent artmaking materials to these artists at their home studios, and they worked to produce a 16-piece collaborative mural. The piece, now located at 43 W. Chippewa St., "speaks to individual and collective experiences of the pandemic."
Youngstown Street Dance is annual community favorite
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:40 am
Following on last week's Tribune-Sentinel profile of the new faces and developments along the Main Street strip in the village comes word the 11th annual Youngstown Business and Professional Association's "Beginning of Summer Street Dance and Car Cruise" is back.
Revamped New York store, owner one of a kind
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:30 am
Cristina Catalano is a go-getter. Last fall, at the age of 22, she started an online clothing brand - Revamped New York.
Buffalo Bills coaches volunteer at Buffalo City Mission for community meal
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 03:45 pm
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission held its third Buffalo Bills community meal, and the first at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. Meals were served by seven Buffalo Bills coaches and prepared by chef Darian Bryan of The Plating Society. Guests included members of the City Mission's transitional housing program and emergency shelter guests.
Bright Eyes to perform at Artpark on July 27
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 01:40 pm
Bright Eyes will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Erie County, partners join with Crime Stoppers to reduce violence
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 03:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Buffalo Police Department Deputy Commissioner Joe Gramaglia, Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Chairman of the Board of Crime Stoppers of WNY Frank Christiano, and Dan Denz of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association on Tuesday to announce a new initiative to raise community awareness regarding the increased firearm-related violence occurring across the region and in Buffalo.
Lettuce to perform at Artpark on July 14
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 12:30 pm
Lettuce will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces Art Festival, 2021 schedule of events
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced its 2021 schedule of events, which includes the return of the Lewiston Art Festival in August.
Cuomo on COVID-19: Most remaining restrictions will lift when 70% of adult New Yorkers have received first dose of vaccine
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced most of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted once 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their coronavirus vaccination series.
 

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