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'Rebels and Redcoats' headed to Old Fort Niagara for American Revolution living history event
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:10 pm
Re-enactors representing the American colonists and British loyalists during the American Revolution will converge on Old Fort Niagara the weekend of June 3 and 4 for a large-scale living-history event that involves camps, mock battles and interactive demonstrations for visitors.
Cuomo announces $53 million Moog expansion in Western New York
Wed, May 24th 2017 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced a $53 million expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, adding two high-tech facilities in Elma and Wheatfield, and creating up to 200 new jobs in the local space and defense industries.
New York State Department of Health warns of potential measles exposures
Wed, May 24th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced on Tuesday that a tourist from India who has been confirmed to have measles visited a New York State Thruway Travel Plaza in Herkimer County, a Monroe County hotel, Niagara Falls State Park, and a Niagara Falls restaurant between May 11-12, 2017, potentially exposing others to measles.
Ag. and Markets orders Wheatfield to allow use of biosolids on town land
Tue, May 23rd 2017 05:40 pm
Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York Richard A. Ball has ordered the Town of Wheatfield to allow Milleville Brothers Farms to apply Quasar Energy Group's Equate (a form of biosolids) to its farmland.
Schneiderman announces $18.5 million multistate settlement with Target Corp. over 2013 data breach
Tue, May 23rd 2017 12:15 pm
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday announced 47 states and the District of Columbia have reached a $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corp. to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach, which affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and exposed contact information for more than 60 million customers.
Makers of Hormel Chili set out to crown America's best firehouse chili
Tue, May 23rd 2017 10:00 am
Nothing elicits a sense of pride at fire stations across the country quite like a firehouse kitchen that produces quality eats, especially chili. That's why the makers of Hormel Chili are working to highlight the underappreciated cooking talents of firefighters everywhere, while also giving firehouses across the country a chance to win $10,000.
Excalibur Open Golf Tournament and Auction slated
Tue, May 23rd 2017 10:00 am
The third annual Excalibur Open Golf Tournament and Auction will be held Thursday, June 29, at the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club, 4560 Creek Road in Lewiston. Registration and Information is available at excaliburls.com/golf-tournament/ or by calling 716-831-2976.
Department of Social Services employees wear blue for child abuse awareness
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Social Services recently held a "Wear Blue Day" to promote child abuse awareness. Staffers were also asked to donate $1 to the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
Ortt, Senate pass bill creating $55 million grant program for flood victims along Lake Ontario & other lakeshore communities
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:35 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced the New York State Senate passed legislation that would make $55 million in grants available to those affected by flooding along the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River.
High school baseball: Evans leads Lancers to upset win over Starpoint
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:25 am
On Monday, Lew-Port showed it belongs with Western New York's best. The No. 5 Lancers upset the No. 1 seed Starpoint Spartans, 3-2, in front of a large crowd at Starpoint High School.
Kilcullen, Lohr and Sneed join Memorial staff
Tue, May 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently added three experienced providers to its staff.
FASNY: Enjoy Memorial Day BBQ; remember to play it safe
Tue, May 23rd 2017 07:00 am
With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, families and friends will be gathering to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, and many people will host backyard barbecues and use their grill for the first time this year.
Bobby Militello Quartet to perform at Kenan Center's Taylor Theater
Tue, May 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Kenan Center, in collaboration with The Carriage House Players, will present The Bobby Militello Quartet, featuring the music of Dave Brubeck, on June 23.
WNY Lacrosse Foundation opens location on medical campus
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:30 pm
The WNY Lacrosse foundation is striving to expand its ever-growing community outreach with the help of a new prime location in the heart of downtown Buffalo's resurgence. The foundation's board of directors on Monday announced it has relocated its operation to the brand-new Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Annual In For a Penny fundraiser returns to Stone House
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:30 pm
The fourth annual In For a Penny basket raffle and celebrity bartending night will take place from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. Admission is $5. The event includes live music and a basket auction.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' announces guest lineup for shows in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:30 pm
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" has announced the lineup of guests who will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for two shows airing from Niagara Falls, Ontario, on June 5 and 6.
'Turn it Up for Down Syndrome' at Porter on the Lake
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:05 pm
On Sunday, June 4, join the community at Porter on the Lake on Dietz Road in Youngstown to raise awareness of Down syndrome.
Memorial Day weekend includes 'Soldiers through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Mon, May 22nd 2017 01:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara's interpretive staff and volunteers and re-enacting units throughout the region will come together over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, to present "Soldiers through the Ages" at the historic landmark in Youngstown. This military timeline event traces the history of Fort Niagara from the early explorers of the 17th century through the mid-20th century. The event features special exhibits, camps, weapons and battle-tactic demonstrations.
Officials from China's Hunan First Normal University visit NU
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:55 pm
Officials from Hunan First Normal University, a prestigious institution located in Changsha, China, met with administrators and faculty at Niagara University earlier this month.
The Summit receives award for social responsibility
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:55 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union is being honored with the 2017 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, given to the credit union that best strengthens the structure of the communities it serves. Named for an American credit union pioneer, the award is presented by the New York Credit Union Association.
Ribbon-cutting for Lewiston chiropractor
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:55 pm
Dr. Douglas Monteleone has been a practicing chiropractor for 25 years. He recently took over his father's Lewiston office, at 441 Center St.
Audubon Women's Medical Associates PC moving to new location
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:50 pm
Audubon Women's Medical Associates PC has announced it will move this fall to 2240 N. Forest Road, which is 1.5 miles from its current location at 1360 N. Forest Road (near Maple Road). Founded in 1993, the all-female OB-GYN practice will move into a 14,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The old location was 8,600 square feet.
Lewiston Lions welcome Tuscarora Princess
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions welcomed current Tuscarora Princess SieAnna Hoover to the club's May dinner meeting. As reigning princess, she has represented the Tuscarora Nation locally at the Peach Festival, gave a youth activism speech at the University at Buffalo, and traveled to Washington, D.C., Wisconsin and Indiana.
Komen to honor volunteer at Race for the Cure
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:50 pm
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced the 2017 winner of the Nora McGuire Volunteer Award is Anne Marie Ziske.
Hospice House celebrates 10 years of service
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:45 pm
Niagara Hospice House, Niagara County's only residential hospice house and in-patient facility, is marking a milestone. On June 5, Niagara Hospice will celebrate 10 years of comfort and care provided at Niagara Hospice House.
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.