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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.
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.
 

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