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55th annual Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim looks to raise thousands for WNY communities
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 11:00 am
Next Sunday, March 3, marks the return of what has long been known as a cold-weather event - the 55th annual Olcott Polar Bear Swim at Olcott Beach.
Village of Lewiston approves plan for smaller Academy Park pavilion
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday modified and then approved plans to build a pavilion in Academy Park.
Ellicott Development plaza plan changes approved
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees has joined the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in signing off on Ellicott Development's proposed plaza modifications at 780 Center St.
Special solar eclipse event for families offered by Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 11:00 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare will host a "Total Eclipse Party" from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, at its office at 6500 Porter Road.
World's largest helium balloon ride is coming to Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 10:50 am
LIVE! Incorporated is getting ready to launch Niagara Falls, USA's, newest attraction: The world's largest tethered helium balloon, LIVE! On Air Fallsview Balloon Ride, is set to open in June and, organizers said, "will offer a brand-new view of the breathtaking falls from above and redefine the way visitors experience Niagara Falls, USA."
Norah Jones to perform at Artpark on Saturday, July 6
Thu, Feb 22nd 2024 10:30 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Norah Jones will perform at the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, with special guest Mavis Staples.
Village of Lewiston to save waterfront tree
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 08:45 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston reversed course on Tuesday, and voted to save the approximately 30-foot blue spruce tree adjacent to the Freedom Crossing Monument on North Water Street.
The Flaming Lips will return to Artpark
Tue, Feb 20th 2024 10:45 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, The Flaming Lips will perform the entire "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" album - and more - at the Artpark Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22.
Kenny Chesney's 'Sun Goes Down adds Darien Lake to tour
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:40 am
When people think of Kenny Chesney, they think of his high-velocity stadium shows, which are no doubt where "No Shoes Nation" comes together at its most powerful.
Plans in the works for Bruce Sutherland memorial
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 07:00 am
Friends of the late Bruce Sutherland are joining together to place a memorial plaque outside of the Lewiston Public Library.
Hochul announces two free snowmobiling weekends
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 06:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced two free snowmobile weekends for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers to rev their engines. This year's events will occur March 1-3 and now March 8-10, encouraging out-of-state visitors to come ride the 10,500 miles of snowmobile trails in New York state.
Lewiston, Porter to begin joint reassessment program; plans offered to address drainage/flooding
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 11:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members got down to business Monday, with significant projects for 2024 unveiled at their Town Hall work session.
Fashion Outlets teams with Town of Niagara to support community groups
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 10:30 am
At a special ceremony Tuesday, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, in partnership with the Town of Niagara, donated $50,000 to various charitable groups and organizations that benefit residents and neighboring communities.
Fallsview Casino welcomes global superstar Michael Bublé to celebrate 20th anniversary
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 10:30 am
Fallsview Casino Resort celebrates two decades of gaming and entertainment in the Niagara Region in June. This monumental milestone will be celebrated in style as Fallsview Casino welcomes legendary singer-songwriter and fellow Canadian Michael Bublé for a 20th anniversary concert on June 21, where he'll be entertaining fans at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP issues alert about romance scams
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 10:25 am
The New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is warning New Yorkers about romance scams and is offering information and tools to help identify and outsmart scammers who prey on people's emotions and trust.
Village of Lewiston provides clarification on expected removal of Water Street tree
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 10:10 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston took to social media over the weekend to voice concerns regarding the removal of a blue spruce tree located next to the Freedom Crossing monument on North Water Street.
Discover 'The Art of Beer' at the NACC
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 07:00 am
Every year on the first Friday in March, the local community comes together to support the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center - and to raise a glass in the old high school, both to remember the past, and to help build the future of the historic building.
Ortt calls for more security along international borders
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 07:30 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt was joined Thursday by members of the New York State Assembly, local government officials and members of law enforcement to call for more security along the northern border - and revisit state policies he said "have enacted that entice illegal aliens to flock to the state."
Parkway talks begin again
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 11:35 am
Consultant teams representing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the New York Power Authority; New York State Department of Transportation; and various local stakeholder groups provided insight Tuesday on the future of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in a well-attended public information session at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Another record attendance year at state parks
Wed, Feb 7th 2024 05:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation saw a record 84.1 million visits in 2023. Total visits statewide surged by nearly 4.7 million, a 6% increase, compared to the previous record year in 2022.
Higgins kicks-off next act as Shea's Performing Arts Center president & CEO
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 01:15 pm
Longtime Western New York congressman Brian Higgins kicked off his first week as president and CEO of Shea's Performing Arts Center by laying out his plans and vision to build on the institution's success. The leadership role includes oversight of Shea's Performing Arts Center, a theater campus that includes Shea's Buffalo Theatre; Shea's 710 Theatre; and Shea's Smith Theatre.
Village of Lewiston sets public hearing on prohibiting new self-storage facilities
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 09:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees on Monday voted to schedule a public hearing on the merits of banning self-storage facilities within the municipality.
First-of-its-kind NFL Flag Championships coming this summer
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 10:10 am
The National Football League announced the NFL Flag Championships, the world's premiere youth football flag tournament, will be hosted on July 19-21, at the Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio. The NFL Flag Championships will feature over 280 teams of girls and boys, NFL Flag regional winners from across the country representing all 32 NFL clubs.
As we say goodbye to January, we enter season of increasing pump prices
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 10:05 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.15, up 4 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.48. The New York state average is $3.28, up 2 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.56.
Griffon Brewing opens in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 11:10 am
Ken Scibetta's and Ed Webster's culinary empire is expanding with the new Griffon Brewing tap room in the Village of Youngstown. The restaurateurs, whose other Griffon locations include Lewiston, Niagara Falls and East Aurora, are taking over a space formerly used as a supermarket.
Favorites Pizza named best in Western New York
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 11:05 am
At Favorites, there is more than two-dozen types of specialty pizza on the menu and, typically, up to a dozen-and-a-half different types of pizza slices - plus dinner items and more than 50 different sorts of subs
Outer Harbor to host 'Total Eclipse in the 716' on April 8
Wed, Jan 31st 2024 11:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Rich Entertainment Group today announced plans for a total eclipse viewing party at the Outer Harbor on April 8. The "Total Eclipse in the 716" free viewing party will be the first event at the renovated Terminal B, which will hold a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting earlier that day.
Gary Clark Jr. to headline Artpark concert
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 10:30 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, blues guitarist and singer Gary Clark Jr. will perform at the Artpark Mainstage at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25.
Train to perform at Artpark on July 19
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 11:05 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Train - "Summer Road Trip 2024" is coming to the Artpark Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, with special guest Yacht Rock Review.
Reunited Heart announces long-awaited 'Royal Flush Tour 2024,' KeyBank Center stop
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 11:05 am
Following their electrifying performances at Seattle's T-Mobile Park for the NHL Winter Classics on Jan. 1 and Climate Pledge Arena New Year's Eve, the legendary rock band Heart announced a highly anticipated return to the road for the first time after a five-year hiatus.
Artpark sets 14th annual Fairy House Festival for Saturday, July 13
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 10:30 am
In celebration of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Artpark's Fairy House Festival will return for the 14th year on Saturday, July 13. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in Artpark's lower park (South Fourth Street entrance).
'You got this Neil!!!!'
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 07:00 am
Lewiston, quite frankly, has been a little less interesting this month without Neil Garfinkel behind the counter at Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc., or out walking his dog and chatting with people on Center Street.
Celebrating 5 years of health, wellness and community in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:45 pm
Independent Health and Jericho Road Community Health Center announce the renaming of their state-of-the art fitness facility, The Independent Health Gym and Wellness Center at Jericho Road, reaffirming a "commitment to promoting health and well-being in east Buffalo."
Dangerous winter weather intensifying emergency blood shortage
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage, as severe winter weather has further impacted the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Blood and platelet donors are urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed.
Castellani Art Museum celebrates Black History Month with pioneering exhibitions & discussions
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
This February, Castellani Art Museum is proud to present an array of enriching programs in honor of Black History Month. These events are dedicated to highlighting the artistic contributions of African-American artists and exploring the experiences of the BIPOC community in the art world.
NFL: Chiefs-Bills on CBS averaged 50.4 million viewers - most-watched Divisional or Wild Card Game on record
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:15 pm
This year's NFL Divisional Round averaged 40 million viewers (TV plus digital) - the highest on record dating back to 1988.
Village of Lewiston rescinds eclipse street closing, hears from fire co. volunteer about need for members
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board voted Tuesday to rescind prior approval given to the Historical Association of Lewiston to close Center Street on April 8 for an eclipse viewing event. Trustees Tina Coppins and Dan Gibson voted "no," preferring the roadway remain available to HAL for reenactment programming that had been billed, "The Eclipse: A Step Back in Time."
Erika Mallin to serve as executive director of New York State Council on the Arts
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of Erika Mallin to serve as executive director of the New York State Council on the Arts. An experienced and nationally recognized arts and cultural leader, Mallin recently led the Aspen Institute Arts Program and served for over a decade as executive director of New York's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre.
NFL PLAY 60 launches fitness tracking competition to help students get daily minutes of movement
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:50 pm
The American Heart Association and National Football League are asking classrooms, afterschool programs and other student groups to join the NFL PLAY 60 fitness tracking competition from Jan. 22 to Feb. 9.
UB sleep expert offers 5 tips for a better night's rest
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:50 pm
Carleara Weiss, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, is familiar with the seasonal habit of setting new health and wellness goals for the new year.

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