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Man, machine and the 'Mighty Niagara'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 11:00 am
The crowd roared as man and machine met on the mighty Niagara for the annual running of Thunder on the Niagara this past weekend at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda.
NCIDA approves Frontier House PILOT
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 10:30 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday voted in favor of granting a payment in lieu of taxes to 4600 Group LLC, the company that owns the Frontier House and adjoining property on Center Street in Lewiston.
High school students learn about esports at NU summer camp
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 09:10 am
The Levesque Institute at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District, offers an esports program designed to present new and innovative learning experiences to students.
New faces on Destination Niagara USA staff
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 08:40 am
As domestic leisure travel continues to increase, Destination Niagara USA is being proactive about its approach to ensuring Niagara Falls USA and Niagara County remain in the forefront of travelers' minds. To that end, Heather Bagshaw (vice president of marketing) and Sara Harvey (director of communications) are the latest hires for the destination marketing organization (DMO).
Schoellkopf Health Center completes entrance renovation
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:30 pm
Schoellkopf Health Center has completed renovations to the center's main entrance and parking lot, thanks to funds received by the City of Niagara Falls' Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host 'Kindness is Fashionable' community mural event
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:40 pm
As the community gears up for back to school, The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is inviting shopping guests of all ages to participate in the creation of a new community mural titled, "Kindness is Fashionable," which will be painted on the windows of entrance 3.
Niagara County is 'Reelin' for a Cure'
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:45 am
"Reelin' for a Cure" is returning to Olcott and Wilson harbors from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 19. In its seventh year, the fishing tournament will host hundreds of women angling for prize money, bragging rights and the opportunity to raise money for women battling cancer.
'Living History Weekend' at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 09:55 am
Old Fort Niagara's history spans almost 300 years. During those three centuries of occupation, the fort has seen combat for only about 23 days.
HART partners with Stone Jug & Summer of '69 band
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Summer of '69 Band partnered with the (Ontario House) Stone Jug and the Home Assistance Referral Team for a fundraising event held July 3. Organizers said the evening was filled with great music - and all proceeds benefitted HART.
Artpark: France's spectacular Plasticiens Volants brings outdoor spectacle to Lewiston skies
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 07:00 am
Artpark & Company presents the return of Plasticiens Volants from Toulouse, France, for the North American premiere of "Leonardo." The larger-than-life show will celebrate one of the greatest inventors of all time: Leonardo da Vinci. Guests will witness oversized, helium-filled, hand-painted inflatables depicting Leonardo's ideas, inventions and visions floating weightlessly above the audience and moving through the skies as the sun sets across the Niagara escarpment.
Modern Disposal Services supports Niagara County Sheriff's Office with underwater metal detector
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:10 am
Modern Disposal Services recently teamed up Lt. James Lucas, Sheriff Michael Filicetti and the Niagara County underwater recovery team to support a new underwater metal detector unit for their division. The new device has advanced technology to make it easier for the underwater team to locate a variety of articles when needed in certain situations and difficult conditions.
Lewiston Art Festival brings top artists, family-friendly events to Center Street
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival is back!
UB grad students providing nutrition counseling at Jefferson Ave. Tops
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 10:00 am
On a recent Thursday morning, retired Buffalo City Court Judge David Edmunds stopped by the Jefferson Avenue Tops Friendly Markets on Buffalo's east side to get a few items. In addition to his oatmeal raisin cookies, he picked up some nutrition tips courtesy of three University at Buffalo graduate students posted at the entrance next to the produce section.
Niagara County Legislature declares 'Lloyd Day' in honor of Lloyd the Pittie from Niagara SPCA
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Legislature declared Wednesday, Aug. 3, as "Lloyd Day" in honor of Lloyd the Pittie, a dog that came to the Niagara SPCA as a stray last month and has become a bit of a local celebrity.
Niagara County announces 'Hope Links' campaign
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:50 am
The Niagara County Opioid (OASIS) Task Force will be launching its "Hope Links" campaign at the 2022 Niagara County Fair.
$5.2 million restoration of Frontier House aided by National Grid economic development grant
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 01:05 pm
A $100,000 National Grid economic development grant will be used by developers as part of a $5.2 million conversion of the historic Frontier House in Lewiston into a mixed-use building.
Local leaders support Lewiston Council on the Arts
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:20 am
Ahead of its upcoming Lewiston Art Festival, the Lewiston Council on the Arts received new support from local elected leaders.
New York Power Authority approves 5-year $38 million contract to build new gantry crane at flagship Niagara Power Project
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $37,984,000, to REEL COH Inc. of Boisbriand, Canada, to fabricate, deliver and install a new gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 680 tons for the Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Niagara County clerk partners with WNY Food 4 Paws to support families in need
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski recently joined WNY Food 4 Paws and other community partners at St. Casimir's Church Food Pantry to introduce a service to residents of Niagara County: pet food pantries.
What's beneath your feet? Buffalo Geological Society has something for everyone
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
Ever wonder what is beneath your feet?
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
Warren's Village Hardware to stay in the family
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Good news for DIY-minded River Region residents: Warren's Village Hardware is no longer for sale.
Eight Days of Hope completes third annual outreach in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Eight Days of Hope wrapped up its third annual outreach in the Buffalo community on July 23. Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners came together over an eight-day period for one goal - to love and serve the Fillmore District of Buffalo.
Report: Hotels' recovery continues, workforce challenges remain
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Midway through 2022, the hotel industry continues to make strides toward recovery, with nominal hotel room revenue and state and local tax revenues projected to exceed 2019 levels by the end of this year, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)'s 2022 midyear state of the hotel industry report.
No comments at Frontier House IDA public hearing, but more details revealed
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 03:15 pm
No members of the public were in attendance Tuesday when a hearing was held regarding a request made by the Frontier House owners for a payment in lieu of taxes from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. NCIDA Assistant Director Andrea Klyczek closed the meeting just two minutes after making her introductory remarks.
Garth Brooks makes Buffalo crowd feel at home
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:25 pm
It's 8:20 p.m. on a hot Saturday night in Orchard Park, and at Highmark Stadium, Garth Brooks is getting ready to make his entrance. As the drums rise up, they reveal Brooks underneath them, looking like Hercules lifting them skyward. It's a grand entrance, and the fans respond with a loud roar. It's finally showtime.
ConnectLife, Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. host Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 07:00 am
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013 at age 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
Lewiston Police Department to crack down on jaywalking
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:05 pm
Jaywalkers beware: Our police officers are on the lookout for you.
Porter to host veterans outreach session
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 09:05 am
Attention veterans: The Town of Porter and Veterans Affairs Outreach will host an informational outreach session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road. Open to veterans from throughout Niagara and Erie counties, this event is being presented in partnership with the New York State Division of Veterans Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Artpark welcomes Gil Rose, BPO for special performance
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Artpark & Company presents "Opera in Concert at Artpark: Up Close and Personal" in the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The performance will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gil Rose along with vocalists Danielle Talamantes (soprano), Janna Baty (mezzo soprano), Dominick Chenes (tenor) and Michael Chioldi (baritone).
Kingdom Bound returns after 2-year pandemic pause
Thu, Jul 21st 2022 08:45 pm
Two consecutive summers where large gatherings were frowned upon, if not prohibited, made it impossible for Kingdom Bound Ministries to hold its annual four-day festival at Darien Lake. But with all COVID-19 restrictions lifted, and concert and event attendance rising - particularly outdoors - Kingdom Bound is a full-go, this weekend, for the first time since 2019.
AHA: Keep cool to be heart-healthy in extreme heat
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:45 pm
With high temperatures in the forecast, the American Heart Association is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. Precautions are especially important for older adults and people with high blood pressure, obesity or a history of heart disease and stroke.
Village of Lewiston still undecided about upgrading playground surveillance
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 08:15 am
To see or not to see - that is the question Village of Lewiston trustees are grappling with as they decide whether or not to upgrade surveillance at the new inclusive playground in Marilyn Toohey Park.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraiser
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host a cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis and their families in Niagara County.
'Electrify Lewiston': EV showcase curated by Gallo Restaurants & National Grid set for Aug. 6
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:20 pm
Bring all your questions, your appetite, and your family to "Electrify Lewiston," a one-day event created by National Grid and Gallo Restaurants, on Saturday, Aug. 6. From 3-6 p.m., attendees can meet EV drivers, auto representatives, charging installers, e-bike and e-scooter vendors on Gallo's patio at 402 Center St., Lewiston.
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day with Sand Dock Sundaes at The Silo
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:00 am
Patrons at The Silo Restaurant on Sunday celebrated National Ice Cream Day in extraordinary fashion: Competing in the Sand Dock Sundae Challenge.
With developer eyeing mix of retail, restaurant & Airbnb, Frontier House renovation about to 'get more exciting for people'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Frontier House principals have cleared a major hurdle, and now have a plan in place to share the Village of Lewiston's "crown jewel" with residents and visitors.
Village of Lewiston cuts ribbon on new playground
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston celebrated its new inclusive playground Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building. Since the site opened earlier this summer, it has been a popular location for families with small children. The splash pad has been particularly busy.
New COVID-19 treatment public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers who test positive
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign on treatment options for people who test positive for the coronavirus and have symptoms. The approximately $1 million awareness campaign will run in English and Spanish across TV, radio and digital media, encouraging New Yorkers to test early for COVID-19 and treat it as soon as possible if they test positive.
Bruce Springsteen to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 11:40 am
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the U.S.; spanning from Feb. 1 in Tampa through an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey, before heading to Europe. The shows will mark Springsteen and The E Street Band's first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.
 

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