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Summer comes early to The Silo
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 11:00 am
The Silo Restaurant opened for the season on Wednesday, bringing summer vibes - not to mention "Haystack," hot dog and ice cream fans - back to the north end of Water Street after a cold winter.
Grand Island whistleblower relieved to see bridge replacement underway
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:55 am
An $8.3 million project is in full swing to replace the nearly 70-year-old Beaver Island Parkway Bridge over the I-190 section of the Thruway. Since late March, crews and heavy equipment have been tearing down the old and making way for the new, while motorists who previously took Beaver Island Exit 18B have had to follow a detour to get home, to work or to businesses on the Island since April 3.
Village of Lewiston offers aid to Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston has offered to provide park space to Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics for use in flag football practice and games.
Spring cleaning pointers
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 07:00 am
Spring is a season of renewal. When the flowers are blooming and the trees are budding and the weather is pleasantly warm, people often feel inspired to make changes around their homes. Work may begin with culling belongings and organizing essentials.
Smelt Fest is back!
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 12:30 pm
We are excited to find a partner with The Griffon Brewery & Gastropub (115 S. Water St., Lewiston) to host the next Smelt Festival on Friday, May 26, beginning at 5 p.m.
NCSO sets public alert for farmers
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:15 pm
Law enforcement across the region was made aware of an animal activist meeting taking place on Saturday, April 15. The meeting was advertised on social media as a forum to encourage animal rescue. It further offers instruction on stages of animal rescue, researching of facilities and winning at trial. This group is actively recruiting individuals for this purpose.
AHA: Commotio cordis is extremely rare; quick action essential: call 911, begin CPR and use AED
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Commotio cordis (kə-ˈmō-shē-ō-ˈkȯrd-əs) is an extremely rare and highly unusual cardiac event, yet it is vitally important for everyone to be aware of and recognize how to take action quickly in any type of cardiac emergency.
Artpark to welcome Orville Peck on Aug. 1, Richard Marx & Yacht Rock Revue on Aug. 10
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 10:50 am
Artpark & Company on Tuesday announced two new amphitheater concerts for the upcoming season.
Opera returns to Artpark with North American premiere of Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' by La Fura dels Baus
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 10:50 am
Celebrating its 50th season, Artpark & Company will kick off its new opera program in a big way. The Lewiston venue will host the North American premiere of La Fura dels Baus' production of Carl Orff's masterful "Carmina Burana" in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21.
Give road crews a break: National Grid urges drivers to slow down in work zones
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 07:00 am
National Grid reminds drivers to slow down when approaching work zones on roads and highways as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. The annual commemoration, promoted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, takes place April 17-21 and marks the start of spring construction season.
The Plant Shack is open, thriving in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:00 am
Ever since Rachel Stepien opened The Plant Shack on Center Street in Lewiston mid-pandemic, she has been lauded as an ideal neighbor, businesswoman and philanthropist. So, when her storefront windows were briefly boarded up earlier this month, passersby were concerned.
Help grow community garden
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 07:00 am
This spring, Messiah Lutheran of Lewiston is once again preparing its community garden. Our beds provide produce to the greater Lewiston area.
Tyler Perry turns to UB sociologist ahead of WWII movie on groundbreaking military unit
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Brenda Moore, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo associate professor of sociology, wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey in 1996 to share news with the talk show host about the publication of her book, "To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II."
Congressional Gold Medal secured by Higgins presented to family of WWII veteran Corp. Pedro Rodriguez-DeJesus
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
During a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park on National Borinqueneers Day, the family of Pedro Rodriguez-DeJesus received military medals earned by the World War II veteran 80 years ago.
Maid of the Mist launches 2023 season
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 10:00 am
A sure sign that summer is in sight is the announcement that the all-electric Maid of the Mist vessels James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla Maid set sail at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, marking the start of the 2023 season. One of North America's longest continually running tourist attractions, this will be the 138th consecutive year the Maid has provided guests from around the world with iconic views of Niagara Falls.
DiNapoli: Value of IDA projects grew 10% in 2021 to $126 billion
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
New York's 107 local industrial development authorities (IDAs) reported 4,324 active projects with an aggregate value of $126 billion in 2021, a 10.4% (or $11.9 billion) increase compared to 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The number of IDA projects increased by 1.5%.
Higgins: $1 million toward ongoing renovations at Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Secured by Higgins in the fiscal year 2022 budget, this community project funding supports construction of the great lawn, inviting visitors onto the campus and better connecting the museum to the neighborhoods, parks and community around it.
Tops raises over $321,000 in 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets once again partnered with JDRF as it embarked on a 53rd year to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The campaign, which began Sunday, March 5, and ran through Saturday, March 25, raised $321,000. This was the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
Easter sunrise service in Youngstown
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:20 am
The annual Easter sunrise service at Old Fort Niagara was well attended on a brisk, clear Sunday morning.
This week: 'Napoleon Dynamite Live!' A conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries at UB
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present "Napoleon Dynamite Live!" on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Tickets are $38 and $43, or $108 for VIP ticket that includes a premium seat, preshow meet-and-greet and signed poster.
'Gowns for Prom' returns, ensuring every student in WNY has a prom gown
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
Jill O'Malley, a Town of Tonawanda Board member, and founder of the Ken-Ton Closet, which provides free clothing to families in need, recalls the wonderful memories of her high school prom. Years ago, when she heard about students at Kenmore West and East high schools who were not attending their prom because they could not afford a dress, she knew she had to do something about it.
Village of Lewiston has new parking plans for North Water Street
Fri, Apr 7th 2023 11:00 am
Looking to add parking on North Water Street, trustees in the Village of Lewiston have a plan to convert part of the grassy area at the corner of Onondaga Street into between six and eight striped spaces.
Information meeting gets word out on proposed NISE expansion at former Summit Park Mall
Fri, Apr 7th 2023 11:00 am
Town of Wheatfield Planning Board officials knew they needed to get the word out on possible changes coming to the former Summit Park Mall as soon as they could.
TobyMac, MercyMe and Zach Williams visit KeyBank Center Nov. 18
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:25 pm
TobyMac, MercyMe and Zach Williams are teaming up for a mega-concert experience, and performing this November in Buffalo.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake returns for 21st year
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:35 am
After a three-year hiatus, the Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is back for its 21st year. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club, come rain or shine. The longtime fundraiser benefits Niagara Hospice, and allows the community the chance to enjoy the summer season in an ideal way, out on the open water, all while giving back to Niagara Hospice.
Messy Monday: Village of Lewiston DPW tends to half-dozen watermain breaks - and 7th on Wednesday
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:30 am
Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works employees reportedly were out until 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, dealing with a rash of watermain breaks that occurred Monday.
Broderick: Town of Lewiston plans to pay for village's EV chargers, new lights
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 03:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston recently hinted improved holiday lighting could be in the works, with new LED strands extending down Center Street and into Academy Park.
Delicious dish: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opens for 2023 season
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
Monday morning was a dreary, windy, fall-like day. But for a moment, just before Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season, it was unusually sunny and bright.
NHL Hall of Famer and Buffalo Sabres great Pat LaFontaine teams with Niagara University for Sports Summit
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
Pat LaFontaine grew up loving the game of hockey, as he played on backyard rinks in his hometown of Waterford, Michigan.
Village of Lewiston eyeing tax increase
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston held a public work session Monday to begin shaping the fiscal year 2023-24 budget. At the meeting, board members discussed raising the tax rate 20 cents - to $7.964858 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
Youngstown Presbyterian Church invites community to join in celebrating 200 years
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 07:00 am
Spring holds a special kind of promise for the congregation at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, as it anticipates the blooming of 200 daffodils that were planted in the fall around the site at 100 Church St.
Need more time to file your NYS Tax returns? Request an automatic extension
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:10 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded Western New York taxpayers who need more time to file their state tax returns - whether due to the December 2022 snowstorm or for other reasons - that requesting an automatic extension of time to file is easy using the "Request an Extension" button on the Tax Department's website at www.tax.ny.gov (search: extension).
Travelers hop to warmer destinations for Easter
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 08:40 pm
AAA Western and Central New York chose National Virtual Vacation Day to announce the top destinations for Easter travelers as pandemic-style virtual vacations are being replaced with international getaways, cruises and beach destinations. More than three years since the pandemic began, travel has gone from hold to bold as travelers try to make up for lost time.
Community Missions celebrates 26th annual 'Sweetheart Dinner'
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 07:00 am
Community Missions will hold its 26th annual "Sweetheart Dinner," presented by United Healthcare, on Friday, March 31, at Sheraton Niagara Falls. The event will benefit the agency's crisis services, including the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothes closet and emergency housing shelter, and will feature more than 100 baskets, silent auction items, fun and games.
NYS to receive $100 million to expand broadband infrastructure, provide high-quality internet to 100,000 underserved families & homes
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced New York state will receive $100 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury through the American Rescue Plan to expand high-speed internet.
Old Falls Street USA rebrands under Destination Niagara USA
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:45 pm
Old Falls Street USA has rebranded to more closely mirror the brand of Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara County.
Buffalo City Mission hosts special community lunch with Buffalo Bills
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:35 pm
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission held a special community lunch in partnership with the Buffalo Bills and chef Darian Bryan of the Plating Society at the flagship Alfiero Center of Hope and Promise. The event included music entertainment and giveaways to the community and residents of the City Mission and Cornerstone Manor.
NFL, RedBird Capital Partners announce formation of new venture to deliver Sunday Ticket to commercial establishments
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
The National Football League and RedBird Capital Partners on Tuesday announced the formation of EverPass Media, a new media platform that will hold the exclusive rights to distribute NFL Sunday Ticket to bars, restaurants, hotels and other commercial venues in the United States starting with the 2023 NFL season.
Damar Hamlin's Chasing M's Foundation a partner with NFL in coalition to advance adoption of life-saving policies for student athletes
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 09:45 am
The National Football League on Monday announced the launch of The Smart Heart Sports Coalition, a collaboration among the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, NCAA, the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Korey Stringer Institute, National Athletic Trainers' Association and Damar Hamlin's Chasing M's Foundation. The Smart Heart Sports Coalition is advocating for all 50 states to adopt evidence-based policies that will prevent fatal outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) among high school students.
National Grid: More than $1.9 million to aid 8 Western New York projects
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:45 am
National Grid, through its robust suite of economic development programs, is providing more than $1.9 million to support eight projects, including Thermo Fisher's Grand Island expansion, Westminster Economic Development Initiative's move to a new location, Sonwil Distribution Co's. multimillion-dollar warehouse, Pine Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Tonawanda expansion, plus restorations of buildings in Lackawanna and Buffalo.
 

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