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Lewiston: Committee formed to determine Academy Park's future
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The future of Academy Park - and, by association, the Niagara County Peach Festival - will be decided by a group of people Mayor Anne Welch assembled together this week.
Niagara: Celebrate National Sight Week by clearing up your vision
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 10:15 am
The hardships of growing older affect many living within the Tribune's circulation. Some may need canes, walkers, wheelchairs; the nights may get longer, memories grow harder to access. Aches and pains from years of work may come to back to haunt the body, and of course, eyesight may become hindered.
VFW's 'Circle of Honor' arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 01:35 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487's "Circle of Honor" started to be assembled on Wednesday morning. Patrol cars from the Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office escorted stone pillars down Center Street and into Academy Park. Project manager Rocco DelGrosso and his team then began to install the monument pieces.
Niagara County pizzerias called to enter 2nd annual 'Festival of Slice'
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Calling all Niagara County pizzerias: Registration is now open for the second annual Festival of Slice pizza celebration, taking place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. It is taking place as part of the city's third annual Jingle Falls USA festivities, a collaborative holiday celebration in downtown Niagara Falls.
Community comes together to combat cancer
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 09:05 am
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group held its second annual "Rockout Cancer" event Sunday at the Lewiston Stone House. People came out to support the organization that is now offering financial and manpower services to those battling the disease.
Electric Lights Parade on hiatus for 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:05 pm
The talk of the residents in Town of Niagara on Friday was of a press release posted on the town's Facebook page. According to the release, the Electric Lights Parade is taking a year off from marching on Military Road. It will continue in 2020.
Gooch delivers concert funds to Veterans One-stop
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 10:00 am
At the final "Thursdays on the Water" concert of 2019, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a donation of $5,228.71 to the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York.
Progress continues on Lewiston's 'Circle of Honor' VFW memorial
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:00 pm
Significant progress will be seen this month at the construction site of the new Lewiston "Circle of Honor" at Academy Park.
Kenan Center to launch Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 09:20 am
The Kenan Center in Lockport is home to some of Niagara County's largest events, including the Niagara Wine and Beer Fest and 100 American Craftsmen. A new event, the Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest, will debut at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Peach Fest: Victoria Skrlin-Kozak named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 10:50 pm
Victoria Skrlin-Kozak was crowned Peach Queen Sunday night, capping off the 62nd annual Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Peach Festival: Broderick retains eating title
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 12:00 pm
For a few shining moments Saturday, it appeared as if Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick had been dethroned as peach shortcake eating champion. Alas, the reigning and defending titleholder would walk away with his fourth-straight victory - after it was discovered Kiwanian Dean Beltrano cheated!
Is this the last Peach Festival at Academy Park?
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people will visit the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend. It's a safe bet more than a few will wonder if this is the event's final ride at Academy Park.
Big changes & more fun ahead at Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement has been building for those looking forward to the 19th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, held this year on Sept. 14-15. For the first time, it will be held at the Niagara County Fairgrounds, which is a major change for the popular local event.
Fundraiser nets $10,000+ for inclusive playground
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 09:50 am
Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt joined with Ashley Olds, Bill Kilmer and Linda Fleck in presenting the municipality with $10,201 on Monday for the new inclusive playground project. The funds were generated at last month's "Moose's Mission" fundraiser, which was presented by Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 and Women of the Moose Chapter 1940.
Combatting violence: YWCA receives support from Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall appeared at the YWCA's Lockport location last week to present a check for $46,500, which was made official through a resolution he sponsored to help offset statewide cuts.
Village of Lewiston gets its Just Desserts
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:40 pm
In what could only be described as a sight straight out of a Food Network kitchen, The Stone House was filled with delicious desserts of every shape, size, texture and taste on Thursday night. The occasion was a ribbon-cutting for Just Desserts by Aimee - which is kitty-corner to the Lewiston wine bar. Friends and family looked on with awe at the picturesque pastries, precisely piled on serving plates.
Higgins & Kennedy: $10.6 million in new funding for rehab of Ohio Street lift bridge
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy were joined by community leaders to announce $10.625 million in new funding for renovation to the Ohio Street lift bridge. The recent allocation, through the Federal Highway Administration's National Highway Freight program with matching funds through New York state, is in addition to $5.23 million in previously allocated federal and state transportation funds, providing a total investment of $15.855 million for the Buffalo infrastructure project.
Buffalo Bills partner with Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 03:20 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment today welcomes Seneca Resorts & Casinos as the "Official Casino of the Buffalo Bills."
Artpark: Fans pleased with 'Foreigner 2.0'
Wed, Aug 28th 2019 01:40 pm
Though they had other concert options Tuesday - including a reunited Jonas Brothers in Buffalo - 10,000 music lovers chose to watch Foreigner perform at Artpark.
Photos: Jazz Festival takes over Lewiston
Sun, Aug 25th 2019 02:00 pm
Some people smirk when Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston organizers state the event annually draws upward of 40,000 people. Those doubters were converted this past weekend, as people were elbow-to-elbow across Center Street, and cars were stacked all the way back to Oxbow Lane at the Lewiston event.
Skydive the Falls: New, unique offering for those of the daring persuasion
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Visitors and residents of the River Region are certainly fortunate when it comes to the number and variety of experiences available in the area. From the arts to fantastic fishing, jet boats to wine trails, the living history of Old Fort Niagara to the high-caliber entertainment at Artpark, the countless festivals and so much more, nary a day goes by without something new, exciting and enjoyable for visitors as well as locals to partake in.
'Pearl' pics: Immersive spectacle staged at Artpark
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people have watched one or more shows at Artpark this summer. Few have had an opportunity to actually be in one - that was until Thursday night. Plasticiens Volants' "Pearl: Secrets of the Sea" made its U.S. debut at Artpark in Lewiston.
Peach Festival 2020 location up in the air
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 07:50 pm
The 2019 Niagara County Peach Festival could be the last one held in Academy Park.
STOP! Hammer time! 'M.C. Hammer's House Party' review, pics
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 01:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino christened its new outdoor staging area Friday night, when M.C. Hammer brought his "House Party" to the Falls. support came from Tone-Loc, Kid n' Play, Sisqo and Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Gates officially close on record-breaking 180th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 10:30 am
The all-time attendance record for the Erie County Fair was shattered as the "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York concluded Sunday night. Final 2019 attendance is 1,238,456. This number represents a 3.3% increase from 2018 and makes 2019's number the highest attended County Fair in the history of the Erie County Agricultural Society. The previous all-time record was achieved in 2014 (1,220,101).
Plan for 4th & Center calls for 'Gallo 2,' new digs for Sgt. Peppers, Brewed and Bottled
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:55 am
Fine art will meet coal-fired pizza when Michael Hibbard makes over the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Seneca Niagara Casino: $40M 'Seneca Arrival Experience' now open
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 11:20 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. officials invited the media to tour the hotel side of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Thursday. They officially unveiled a $40 million renovation of the Seneca Niagara Event Center, hotel front entrance and mezzanine, and The Lobby Bar. Outside, the grounds have new landscaping and statues, additional lanes of traffic, new parking lots, and a brand-new staging area for outdoor concerts.
Out with a bang: Old Fort Niagara's 'War of 1812 Encampment' features evening battle
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara is hosting its final reenactment of the season, the "War of 1812 Encampment," on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the National Historic Landmark in Youngstown. This encampment portrays the British attack on Fort Niagara during the American occupation in December 1813, and includes a special evening battle and daily activities for all.
NYS Speaker Heastie visits New Era Field on his 2019 statewide tour
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
New York State Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday continued his annual statewide tour with stops at New Era Field in Orchard Park, Lackawanna City Hall and the Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub in South Buffalo. He was accompanied by Assemblyman Pat Burke.
Strates sets single-day record at Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The James E. Strates Shows announced that it has reached an all-time, single day gross revenue record at the Erie County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10. This single day milestone was just one day of a record-breaking opening weekend in Hamburg, as the Strates Shows celebrates its 95th year providing the amusements at the Erie County Fair. Gross revenues for the Strates Shows midway are trending 25% over 2018 number.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Niagara County honors Purple Heart recipients
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients were honored Wednesday evening at a special ceremony organized by the office of Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski.
'Pet Sounds' performed at Artpark
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 02:10 pm
One of the most acclaimed records in modern music history was performed Wednesday at Artpark. Original Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine teamed with a talented backing band (including longtime bandmate Blondie Chaplin, and Jardine's son, Matt) to present "Pet Sounds."
Bin There Dump That expands into Lewiston
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:35 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected and business leaders recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with member Bin There Dump That, a new, residential-friendly Dumpster outfit at 130 S. Fifth St., Lewiston. The company serves Niagara County and Northern Buffalo. It is online at https://wny.bintheredumpthatusa.com/home.
Welcome to Lewiston, SJC Handmade
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting Monday with SJC Handmade. The new Village of Lewiston art gallery features acrylic fluid paintings on canvas, wood panels and more for sale by artist Stephanie Casale.
'Aladdin Jr.' caps perfect Artpark day
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 12:15 pm
In the Artpark & Company season guidebook, Executive Director Sonia Kozlova Clark writes, "In our visioning process (speaking of a new master plan), we are inspired by the idea that ARTPARK = ART + NATURE + CULTURE for all." On Sunday afternoon, that idea became reality.
Photos: Sarah McLachlan shines with songs, stories, skill at Artpark
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 03:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan returned to Artpark to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical icon, Lilith Fair creator and Sarah McLachlan School of Music founder was, per usual, vocally dynamic, making for a memorable occasion. As she did in 2014, McLachlan shared stories, explained song origins and thanked fans for supporting her now 31-year career.
Cuomo: $1.1 billion, 15-year project to extend operating life of Niagara Power Project
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 11:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York Power Authority is launching a 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project, the largest source of clean electricity in New York and one of the country's largest hydroelectric projects.
New research on COPD aims to selectively 'disarm' specific pathogens
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 05:35 pm
For decades, bacterial infections in people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been treated primarily with traditional antibiotics. While such drugs can be effective in treating acute infections, they have had little clinical effect on the patient population as a whole: The disease remains the third-most-common cause of death in the U.S., and death rates have doubled since 1970.
Niagara County Fair returns to Lockport
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:30 am
The Niagara County Fair, Western New York's family fair and largest youth fair in the state, with fun for the whole family will make its return July 31 to Aug. 4, at 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. 
 

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