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A Taste of Lewiston on display at festival
Sat, May 20th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The grand return of the popular festival - after a 10-year hiatus - will take place from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, along Center Street. Almost all of Lewiston's restaurants and businesses will take "center stage" in the historic village.
Youngstown Lions to rededicate 'Lions Park'
Sat, May 20th 2017 09:00 am
For the past 100 years, Lions clubs have changed the lives of many in their communities and around the world. In celebration of Lions Clubs International's Centennial, the Youngstown Lions Club will rededicate "Lions Park" in the Village of Youngstown at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3.
Brickyard Brewing Co. set to become 'crown jewel of breweries'
Sat, May 20th 2017 08:00 am
The owners of Tin Pan Alley, The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. and Center Cut have painstakingly built a modern-day masterpiece that's an homage to Lewiston's past and present - and unlike anything the village has seen in its storied 200-year history.
Citizens propose Islandwide ban on plastic bags
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Council referred to its advisory boards a proposal for an Islandwide ban on plastic bags.
Area attractions strive to carry on, despite high water levels
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
Water, water everywhere, and nowhere to go remains a continuing problem all along the lower Niagara River, from Lewiston out to Youngstown and beyond.
Niagara County will extend state of emergency
Fri, May 19th 2017 06:10 pm
Niagara County officials will extend a state of emergency, originally set to expire Saturday, for an additional 30 days, as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to climb and concerns remain about dangers from submerged hazards on the lake, unstable shoreline banks, and ongoing flooding issues.
Free Metro trolley service for hotel & motel guests in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 19th 2017 06:05 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced the seasonal debut launch of Metro's vintage trolley service to guests staying at participating Niagara Falls hotels and motels beginning today. Metro's Niagara Falls Trolley buses will serve Niagara Falls Boulevard, Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls International Airport and downtown Niagara Falls, USA.
EC Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service
Fri, May 19th 2017 06:00 pm
Law enforcement agencies from around Erie County joined the Erie County Department of Central Police Services in an interfaith Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo, part of National Police Week events being held around the country in observance of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers.
US, Canadian police agencies honor officers at 20th annual interfaith service
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:55 pm
Law enforcement officers from across Western New York and Southern Ontario joined together Wednesday to pay tribute to personnel who died in the line of duty.
Pints No. 21 another success story
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:45 pm
NF Pints for Progress continues to grow in interest and popularity.
Finished!
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:40 pm
Artpark & Company Director of Visual Arts & Family Programs Tanis Winslow (far right) and a team of her painters marked the completion of "Niagara 1979." The performing and visual arts venue faithfully recreated the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Sinkhole prompts emergency action
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
Another sinkhole near the town's water treatment plant on Whitehaven Road has necessitated an emergency repair.
Grand Island: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce presented Citizen of the Year awards to individuals, organizations and businesses whose contributions have made the Island a better place.
Nonprofits, businesses join in 'NT Second Thursday'
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
Owners and staff of North Tonawanda's local businesses and galleries are coming together to host a new monthly tradition in their community known as "NT Second Thursday."
Jacobs to host senior health, wellness fair
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, who represents Grand Island in the 60th Senate District, and the Grand Island Golden Age Center will co-host a free senior health and wellness fair for all residents.
Can You Help: An '80s-themed party at the Tonawanda Castle will benefit a local 3-year-old girl.
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
"The Hannah aka Bean Sprout Benefit" will support the Boyer family. Hannah is battling a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. She has been at St. Jude Hospital with her mother as she undergoes chemotherapy and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Residents show support for Krueger Road sidewalk at Town Board meeting
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:20 pm
During Monday night's Wheatfield Town Board meeting, residents urged the town councilmen to support the installation of a walkway along Krueger Road.
North Tonawanda: City will not pursue dispatch changes
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:15 pm
Despite concerns made by North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members regarding the county's emergency dispatch system, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas stated in a release Friday the city will not seek to make changes.
Town of Niagara seeks solutions for flooding issues
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:15 pm
After heavy rains saturated Western New York earlier this month, Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace spoke at Tuesday's Town Board meeting about current and planned projects the town is working on to alleviate flooding issues.
Niagara University receives estate gift totaling more than $4 million
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:45 pm
Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives.
Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, The Tea Party headline 'Canalside Live' concert series in Buffalo
Thu, May 18th 2017 07:15 pm
Canalside Management Group announced the lineup for its 2017 summer concert series, now known as "Canalside Live," at a press conference on Thursday.
Buffalo Philharmonic invites military personnel to Memorial Day weekend concert free of charge
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic is giving back to the men and women who served in the military this Memorial Day weekend.
DEC provides advice on burning brush now that burn ban ends
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:25 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has advised that, although the ban on burning has ended, residents should use caution when burning brush.
Buffalo Sabres to host NHL Centennial Fan Arena June 2-3 at Scouting Combine
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a main pillar of the league's yearlong centennial celebrations, will visit KeyBank Center during the NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas. An interactive traveling experience honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams and unforgettable moments, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena also features the most revered trophy in all sports: the Stanley Cup. The event is free and open to fans of all ages.
Artpark Theater Academy tuition discount, transportation options & audition information
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Artpark & Company announced Wednesday that, thanks to additional support received, a 50 percent tuition discount and bus transportation are now offered for Artpark Theater Academy (July 10-Aug. 6). Academy enrollees living in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo areas now will have access to daily bus transportation to and from Artpark (schedule and bus stop locations to be determined) at no charge.
Morinello joins colleagues to combat heroin epidemic
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello is joining forces with his colleagues in the New York State Legislature to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has run rampant across the state. This week, Morinello signed on to cosponsor two Assembly bills associated with the multipronged approach the Legislature has singled out as the proper way to address the disease.
Dyster proposes technical amendments to new downtown traffic ordinance
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced Wednesday he signed into law a new traffic ordinance unanimously approved the Niagara Falls City Council on Monday. He further stated his proposal to request two technical amendments to the ordinance.
'Get Happy' with Theatre in the Mist
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:25 am
Emily Pici returns to Theatre in the Mist directing an original musical revue, "Get Happy," a tribute to the music of Harold Arlen,‚Äč June 2-4.
Father Levesque celebrates 50 years of Vincentian priesthood
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:15 am
The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6 in the Alumni Chapel.
New Wallenda spectacular?
Tue, May 16th 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers will take up a last-minute resolution tonight to appropriate $35,000 for a proposed helicopter stunt that would feature the wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda.
Village of Lewiston celebrates Lewiston Garden Club: '90 Years and Growing'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston dedicated a sign and picture board to the Lewiston Garden Club on Monday. In 2017, the organization turns 90.
PHOTOS: Niagara Region tourism team recognized at 'Day of Appreciation'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Destination Niagara USA (formerly the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.) welcomed all individuals working in the hospitality and tourism industry across Niagara County to a "Day of Appreciation."
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, Unyts call upon local companies to increase donations
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:40 am
Pegula Sports and Entertainment has teamed with Unyts to call on the Western New York business community to take action in expanding the collection of lifesaving donations through the "One Buffalo Challenge for Life."
DEC accepting applications for volunteer fire assistance grants
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for federally funded volunteer fire assistance grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. The deadline for application is May 31.
Higgins announces Nation Building Here at Home Act
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, kicked off Infrastructure Week 2017 by announcing the Nation Building Here At Home Act, a bill introduced by Higgins to address America's infrastructure needs while putting people to work. The legislation would create a new U.S. Department of Transportation grant program to rebuild this nation's roads, bridges, transit systems, water infrastructure, waterways, ports and airports.
Jacobs announces action on Lyme disease legislation
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, announced the passage of a trio of bills that strengthen the state's efforts to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
4 Law Enforcement Torch Run events taking place during Police Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 04:40 pm
For the 31st year in New York state, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies. The cauldron will be lit on June 16 at Sienna College, signifying the opening of the 2017 State Summer Games.
'Hamilton' writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat'l Teacher of the Year headline commencement 2017 at NU
Mon, May 15th 2017 02:20 pm
Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University.
ECC contributes to Buffalo City Mission's 'impossible' efforts
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:10 pm
After collecting thousands of canned goods and nonperishables (since late September 2016), SUNY Erie Community College and its student government association joined numerous Western New York groups at the Buffalo City Mission to wrap up the year's "Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge" with a closing awards ceremony on May 9.
 

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