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Flip Burger opens new location next to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard in Lewiston
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:30 am
Ryan, Erin and Daniel Vecchies opened their first Flip Burger eatery in June 2015 in an ideal location - right across the street from Prospect Park, heading into Niagara Falls State Park. They just opened a new Flip Burger - and once again found a choice spot: right next to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard on Portage Road.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: History of creativity at Center Street hangout
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:30 am
These articles have given the authors a renewed focus on early life in the Town and Village of Lewiston and, today, we learn of our first non-military medical resources in the entire area. Lewiston is very unique in the scope and importance of its personal history. We hope you are all enjoying the information and appreciating how special this area in which you live is.
'Music Mania Mondays' returns June 27
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:05 am
The Town of Niagara announced that its popular "Music Mania Monday" concert series begins its eighth season Monday, June 27, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park on Lockport Road.
Lewiston VFW provides update on Memorial Day ceremony
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:55 am
This year, the Memorial Day Remembrance Committee has decided to forgo the parade and luncheon because of the Lewiston bicentennial parade and celebration.
FeedMore WNY receives $50,000 from Morgan Stanley Foundation to help food pantries offer more elements of choice
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
FeedMore WNY received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to provide Western New York families in need the ability to choose from available foods or food boxes at partner food pantries. The funds provided an opportunity for 12 area food pantries in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties to reintroduce elements of choice at distributions, while still maintaining safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pontoon lifted out of Niagara Falls
Wed, May 4th 2022 08:40 pm
On Wednesday, New York's Army National Guard used a CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopter to remove a pontoon from a portion of the New York Power Authority's "ice boom" at Niagara Falls. The New York State Park Police teamed with U.S. Army aviators from the New York Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Company "B" 3rd Battalion on the operation, which began Tuesday morning with scoping.
Niagara University receives $10 million gift from Jeff & Mary Helen Holzschuh
Wed, May 4th 2022 06:15 pm
Niagara University announced that Jeff and Mary Helen Holzschuh have pledged a gift of $10 million to the university. In recognition of the gift, the university will rename the college of business to the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. With this generous gift, Jeff and Mary Helen become the largest benefactors in the history of the university.
Catholic Charities receives $60,000 in donations from Amerigroup
Wed, May 4th 2022 09:55 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recipient of recent donations totaling $60,000 from Amerigroup, a partner of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.
BBB tips: Don't let scams ruin Mother's Day
Tue, May 3rd 2022 02:55 pm
Mother's Day is coming up! A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey shows that families plan to spend more on Mother's Day this year than they have in the past. Flowers, jewelry and special outings are hot items this year, and 84% plan to celebrate, according to the NRF.
Center Street still open, as construction gets underway
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:55 pm
Crews from Alden-based Concrete Applied Technologies Corp. began the next phase of Center Street's renovation on Monday. Milling, corner cuts and paving will take place over the next two weeks.
Andres says warehouse proposal should be approved
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's Economic Development Committee, on Tuesday said the proposed site for the new warehouse project (of which Amazon is the potential tenant) was deemed shovel-ready by Empire State Development a decade ago and, as such, the project absolutely needs to be approved if the county wants to maintain credibility with national and international site selectors.
New building at NCCC to house Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
A new training facility for the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will be built on the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. An estimated $2.27 million for the building was appropriated in the SUNY building fund adopted by the state budget passage a few weeks ago.
Boy George & Culture Club returning to Artpark Aug. 31
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:45 am
Grammy Award winners Boy George & Culture Club will return to the Artpark Amphitheater Wednesday, Aug. 31, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6.
Lewiston's The Silo raising the roof on new season
Sun, May 1st 2022 12:00 pm
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston opened for the 2022 season on Sunday.
Best chicken in 200 years
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 05:10 pm
Volunteers with the Historical Association of Lewiston hosted a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser on Saturday at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall parking lot. They were joined by elected and local business leaders. Dinners were just about sold-out when these photos were taken.
Ryan, Kennedy present Rick Jeanneret with Senate resolution
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sens. Sean Ryan and Tim Kennedy visited KeyBank Center, the home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, to present Rick Jeanneret with a New York State Senate resolution, sponsored by Ryan, congratulating RJ on his upcoming retirement.
Explaining Niagara County's gas sales tax cap
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
As I am writing this column, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Western New York, according to AAA, is $4.24 a gallon. One year ago, that same gallon of gas cost $2.86. Clearly, the rise in gas prices, and the overall inflation of prices on everything, is hitting the wallets of families across Niagara County.
Milling, paving to begin on Center Street
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston announced the next phase of rebuilding Center Street will commence Monday, May 2. Milling is scheduled to take place for a week, followed by a week of paving.
Claudia Marasco to challenge Anne Welch for mayor in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:05 am
Four years after campaigning alongside Anne Welch, Claudia Marasco will challenge the incumbent for the office of mayor at the June 21 election.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
WellNow: Lewiston expected to get urgent care center in 2023
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:30 am
WellNow Urgent Care has completed its purchase of 860 Center St. Once built and operational, the now-vacant parcel - situated in between APlus/Sunoco and Lewiston Family Dental - will provide another quick-care treatment option for residents.
BPO offers free tickets for active military & veterans at 'Star-Spangled Salute' on Memorial Day weekend
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has a longstanding tradition each Memorial Day weekend of honoring this country's fallen military service men and women, and celebrating the soundtrack of the American spirit.
Fundraiser for Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 08:50 am
Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is holding a BW's Smokin' Barrels Barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser on Sunday, May 15, at Rapids Firehall, 7195 Plank Road, Lockport. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to purchase a 1/2 chicken dinner cooked on site, a fresh-baked roll with butter, and a choice of two sides (potato salad, coleslaw or chef salad with Italian dressing).
Ortt applauds gas tax reprieve passed by Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 08:40 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Monday expressed his support for the gas tax sales reprieve enacted by the Niagara County Legislature, capping the county sales tax on gas at $3 per gallon.
Mercy Flight wins $100,000 grant at 21st Century Fund voting event
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's 21st Century Fund, a giving circle open to anyone who wants to give back in Western New York, announced its members voted to award a $100,000 grant to Mercy Flight Inc. on April 21. The grant will be used for Mercy Flight's implementation of a lifesaving air ambulance enhancement in rural Western New York.
Artpark among recipients of $5.47 million grant from Ralph Wilson Foundation to improve trails
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced $5.47 million in grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support improvements to trails in three state parks in Western New York.
New Enchanted Florist owners planting fresh roots in community
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:45 am
Lewiston's well-established floral and gift shop Enchanted Florist, at 739 Center St., is taking on a new life, with new owners Gabrielle and Hassan Ford already making strides to grow the business and their family legacy.
Scotty Bowman Showcase slated for April 27
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the 16th Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Wednesday, April 27, at KeyBank Center.
Take an offbeat odyssey into animal (and human) behavior with National Geographic Wildlife photographer Vincent J. Musi
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
"National Geographic Live's 2022 Speaker Series," the touring events that bring to life the awe-inspiring and remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers, concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, with Vincent J. Musi's "Where the Wild Things Live."
Diversity, equity and inclusion platform wins UB entrepreneurship competition
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
A platform that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts within institutions by empowering instructors and participants through guided social discussion took first place April 20 at the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).
Ryan announces increased funding for New York's cultural institutions in state budget
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 04:15 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from several local arts and cultural organizations at the Buffalo History Museum to announce the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 includes $20 million in new aid for cultural institutions in upstate New York, in addition to more than $40 million in operating aid for these organizations throughout the state.
Niagara Post Theater: A future 'entertainment toolbox'
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 03:10 pm
For five decades, the Niagara Post Theater in Old Fort Niagara State Park sat unused, until a group of local theater enthusiasts led by Dave Graf saw something in it and decided to take action.
WNY firefighters join FASNY as RecruitNY campaign returns for 13th year
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
On Tuesday, the Wendelville Fire Department hosted the kick-off event for the annual RecruitNY campaign in Western New York. Members from the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), along with fire service officials from Niagara County and county legislators highlighted the weekend in which volunteer fire departments across New York state open their doors to residents with the goal to increase membership.
Attorney General James distributes first funds from opioid settlements to Western New York
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 04:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday distributed the first round of payments from the opioid settlements to counties in Western New York and Buffalo.
Kearns: April is National Donate Life Month
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
April is National Donate Life Month and my staff at the Erie County Auto Bureau are pleased to join in the effort to alert customers of the donor crisis and encourage everyone to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Art show to celebrate 12 Niagara County murals
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
In 2020, Lockport artist Mike Weber of Niagara County Entertainment partnered with Natalie Brown, program coordinator of the Carnegie Art Center, to create an interactive mural trail in Niagara County.
Traffic remains hot topic as Town of Niagara leaders continue Amazon facility discussion
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 11:00 am
Progress continues regarding plans to bring an Amazon shipping and warehouse facility to the Town of Niagara.
Cannabis sales issue remains unsettled on Tuscarora Nation
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The cannabis dispensary sales issue on the Tuscarora Nation carried into its second week, as disagreements between tribal leaders and select gas/convenience retailers over sales of cannabis products remain unsettled.
Lions Club leading Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Earth Day cleanup will be held Saturday, April 23, starting at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. Sign-in will start at 8 a.m., followed by volunteer instruction and a group photo at 9 a.m. Organizers anticipate clean up activities will last approximately one hour.
Rolling out the rides: Niagara Amusement Park adding features for new season
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The water park, Kiddy Land and Western Town will reportedly be the main focus when Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World reopens on Memorial Day weekend for the second season under new management, the park has told local media in recent weeks.
 

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