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Higgins: Tonawanda Coke site demolition 'represents a fresh, clean beginning'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement Saturday on the Tonawanda Coke implosion.
Niagara Falls north-end community does 'Zumba in the Park'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
On Saturday, close to 40 Niagara Falls residents from the north-end community joined "Zumba in the Park" to break the isolation resulting from COVID-19, and get physically active and have fun.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame to honor induction Class of 2020
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:45 am
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announced the induction Class of 2020 last October. At that time, it was not possible to hold a formal celebration. Organizers said, "At last, we will now be celebrating and honoring the 2020 Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame Inductees for their dedication, support and successful accomplishments."
Festivals are back! Lewiston GardenFest returns June 19 & 20
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:30 am
Festivals - long a staple in Lewiston, but lost to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic - are returning this summer.
Resurgence in Youngstown
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:20 am
A new page is now turning for Youngstown.
The NACC reopens in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 09:00 am
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center has reopened its red doors to the public.
Taste of Buffalo admission tickets on sale
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 12:20 pm
Admission tickets for all four sessions of the 38th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, which will be held July 10 and 11, will go on sale June 11.
Artpark announces 2nd annual Strawberry Moon Festival, featuring Martha Redbone Roots Project, Lakota John, Charly Lowry & Tonemah
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 03:10 pm
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival will return to Lewiston from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Tickets are $7 and are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.
ECMC marks first-year anniversary of KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Wednesday commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of the institution's $55 million KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, which doubled the size of the previous 40-year-old facility and features state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the region's only level I adult trauma center.
Cuomo lifts indoor dining curfew
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement on Monday: "During the month of May, we took major steps towards reopening our economy and, as of May 31, we are lifting the midnight curfew on indoor dining for bars and restaurants across New York."
PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:30 am
2021 Memorial Day observances in Niagara County.
Memorial Day: 'Think about the sacrifices that are giving you that freedom'
Mon, May 31st 2021 12:35 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083 presented their annual Memorial Day observance Monday at the "Circle of Honor" monument inside Lewiston's Academy Park.
ECMC to administer COVID-19 vaccine at Sahlen Field
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. caregivers will staff a pop-up vaccine site outside Sahlen Field prior to the upcoming Toronto Blue Jay games - from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1-2. The site will provide the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
City Experiences acquires Niagara Jet Adventures
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:40 pm
City Experiences announced Thursday it has closed on the acquisition of Youngstown whitewater jet boat tour experiences provider Niagara Jet Adventures.
Niagara County officially opening parks for summer
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Niagara County will officially open its county parks for the season on Saturday, May 29. The county operates five sites: Burmaster, Krull, Oppenheim, Royalton and West Canal. All amenities in the parks, including playgrounds, shelters and splash pads - as well as the disc golf course at Burmaster Park - are ready to go.
Niagara County Fair plans to return in August
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
On Monday, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's (CCE) board of directors voted to move forward with planning and execution of the 2021 Niagara County Fair. A detailed safety plan has been submitted to Niagara County officials for approval.
Get vaccinated ... win a college scholarship
Wed, May 26th 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the "Get a Shot to Make Your Future" incentive for 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Participants can enter into a random prize drawing and potentially receive a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY college, beginning May 27.
Artpark Amphitheater will be a fully vaccinated site in 2021
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:35 am
Artpark & Company on Wednesday announced, "Following careful review of New York state's recently updated reopening mandates for large-scale outdoor events, Artpark & Company upon consultation with the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, has made the decision that only fully vaccinated patrons will be admitted to public events of a capacity above 500 persons in the Artpark Amphitheater this season."
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University reopens June 12
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
After being closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will reopen to the public Saturday, June 12. Patrons may visit the museum on weekends - from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
Cuomo: All New York schools to reopen in September; announces new vaccination perks
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that, based on current COVID-19 trajectory, all New York state schools will reopen for full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year beginning in September.
Billie Eilish 'Happier Than Ever Tour' is coming to Buffalo's KeyBank Center
Fri, May 21st 2021 12:45 pm
Following the release of her latest single, "Your Power," and ahead of the July 30 release of her forthcoming album "Happier Than Ever," Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish announced the first leg of her "Happier Than Ever, The World Tour," set to commence in February 2022.
Say hello to Khari & Zahra: Buffalo Zoo's lion cubs make public debut
Fri, May 21st 2021 12:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's two African lion cubs - born to Lusaka and Tiberius on March 7 - finally have names. Members of the Buffalo Zoo community selected Khari for the boy and Zahra for the girl via an online poll. Both cubs and mother Lusaka were set to make their public debut Thursday.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market expanding for 2021 (and adding Orange Cat Coffee)
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:35 am
When the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market returns to Academy Park this summer, patrons will find more vendors, a return of activities, and the addition of one notable village staple: The Orange Cat Coffee Co. coffee.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
Taste of Buffalo announces participating restaurants
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced 27 restaurants/food trucks and two wineries - all veterans of past years - will participate in the 38th annual event, which will be held July 10-11 in downtown Buffalo.
'Soldiers through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Fri, May 21st 2021 07:00 am
On Memorial Day weekend, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will explore four centuries of military history as the venue hosts its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event. Displays of vintage military vehicles and period camps will be featured throughout the site.
Blues Traveler to perform at Artpark on Aug. 29
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:50 am
Blues Traveler will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts Series."
Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival returns June 12
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:30 pm
Artpark & Company's Fairy House Festival will return on Saturday, June 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Tickets are $10.
Silver medallions presented at Artpark
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:20 pm
In 2020, seven organizations joined together to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Le Magazin Royal, a French trading post located where Artpark stands today. Part of that commemoration involved the creation of a limited number of custom-designed medallions. Production was delayed due to the pandemic, but each organization recently received a medallion at the site of the early 18th century trading post.
'Spread the Love' food drives seek peanut butter donations for FeedMore WNY
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:30 pm
In order to help FeedMore WNY replenish its depleted supply of donated food, the nonprofit's board of directors and community ambassador council are encouraging the community to support the upcoming "Spread the Love" peanut butter drives. The fundraisers will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 22 and June 5, at various locations throughout FeedMore WNY's service area of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Cuomo announces additional guidance for county fairs & local festivals
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced additional guidance for county fairs and local festivals throughout New York. Local governments must permit county fairs and local festivals and consider COVID-19 health guidelines this year.
Cuomo: New York to adopt new CDC guidance on mask use & social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals
Mon, May 17th 2021 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning May 19, New York state will adopt the CDC's "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People" for most business and public settings.
NFMMC hosts pop-up vaccine clinics in partnership with NYS
Mon, May 17th 2021 11:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host pop-up vaccination clinics from 2-7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week at the Portage Road Transportation Center, 1162 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new octopus, hosts naming contest
Fri, May 14th 2021 12:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is pleased to announce the addition of a female Pacific red octopus to its animal collection.
Lewiston Tops adding a Starbucks; now featuring Boar's Head - 'Cadillac of lunch meats'
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:25 am
Since 1964, DiMino's Lewiston Tops has been the River Region's go-to source for groceries and everything chefs need for home-cooked meals. This fall, it will become the go-to place for America's No. 1 coffee company: Starbucks.
Taste of Buffalo receives approval to host in-person festival July 10-11
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Thursday announced it has received all necessary approvals from local and state agencies to hold an in-person festival on July 10-11 that accommodates expected COVID-19 health protocols in place at that time.
Buffalo Zoo calls on Western New York to help name new African lion cubs
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's two African lion cubs - born to mother Lusaka and father Tiberius on March 7 - have been growing quickly the past two months - and now it's time to give them names.
Cuomo: Beaches and pools to operate with 6-foot social distancing
Wed, May 12th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced beaches and pools will operate with 6-foot social distancing in anticipation of Memorial Day. New York state's goal is to reopen them to 100% capacity by July 4.
On the anniversary of its founding 175 years ago, UB celebrates its origins in study of medicine
Wed, May 12th 2021 12:45 pm
They developed a sickle cell anemia test for newborn babies, found a way to make blood transfusions safer, and discovered that the body can, indeed, attack itself. They brought new scientific understanding to Buffalo, even when their ideas were initially ridiculed and later accepted as essential to human health. They fought and curbed devastating outbreaks in the city from typhoid, cholera and the 1918 influenza pandemic; today, they are fighting COVID-19.
FeedMore WNY Foundation to hold virtual event in order to raise funds, awareness for critical programs
Tue, May 11th 2021 05:00 pm
In order to help meet the increased need for food assistance in the community, the FeedMore WNY Foundation will hold a virtual version of its signature fundraiser, "Sweet Expectations at Home," from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.
 

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