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City Experiences acquires Niagara Jet Adventures
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:40 pm
City Experiences announced Thursday it has closed on the acquisition of Youngstown whitewater jet boat tour experiences provider Niagara Jet Adventures.
Niagara County officially opening parks for summer
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Niagara County will officially open its county parks for the season on Saturday, May 29. The county operates five sites: Burmaster, Krull, Oppenheim, Royalton and West Canal. All amenities in the parks, including playgrounds, shelters and splash pads - as well as the disc golf course at Burmaster Park - are ready to go.
Artpark Amphitheater will be a fully vaccinated site in 2021
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:35 am
Artpark & Company on Wednesday announced, "Following careful review of New York state's recently updated reopening mandates for large-scale outdoor events, Artpark & Company upon consultation with the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, has made the decision that only fully vaccinated patrons will be admitted to public events of a capacity above 500 persons in the Artpark Amphitheater this season."
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University reopens June 12
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
After being closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will reopen to the public Saturday, June 12. Patrons may visit the museum on weekends - from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
'Swim For Sight' takes plunge in Olcott
Mon, May 24th 2021 07:05 pm
The 52nd Olcott Lions "Polar Bear Swim For Sight" was staged Sunday at Olcott Beach.
Cuomo: All New York schools to reopen in September; announces new vaccination perks
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that, based on current COVID-19 trajectory, all New York state schools will reopen for full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year beginning in September.
Town of Niagara announces return of 'Music Mania Mondays'
Mon, May 24th 2021 12:45 pm
On Monday, Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace said, "It is with great pleasure and anticipation that the Town of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of our 'Music Mania Mondays' concert series."
New sponsor for Iroquois Market at Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, May 24th 2021 07:00 am
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of AMD Environmental Consultants Inc., the Hennepin Park Gazebo area will once again be transformed into an Iroquois Market during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 14-15.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
Erie County Fair returning Aug. 11-22
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:25 am
Earlier this week, the Erie County Agricultural Society board of directors announced it would move forward with the 2021 edition of the Erie County Fair - scheduled for Aug. 11-22 - following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement New York is abiding by the CDC's new mask rule changes.
The Tragically Hip surprise fans with new album, 'Saskadelphia'
Thu, May 20th 2021 09:15 am
Celebrated, iconic band The Tragically Hip announce a brand-new album, "Saskadelphia," out Friday, May 21.
Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival returns June 12
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:30 pm
Artpark & Company's Fairy House Festival will return on Saturday, June 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Tickets are $10.
WNY COVID-19 Research Collaborative receives funding to reduce vaccine hesitancy
Wed, May 19th 2021 03:15 pm
The Western New York COVID-19 Research Collaborative has received a $55,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to promote vaccine acceptance in the region.
Cuomo announces new guidance for health and safety measures at child care, day camp & overnight camp programs as New York proceeds with strategic reopening
Wed, May 19th 2021 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced updated guidance for health and safety measures at child care, day camp and overnight camp programs, effective May 19.
Jalen Law selected to create mural inside NFTA-Metro Portage Road Transportation Center
Tue, May 18th 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) have selected Jalen Law, a local professional artist, to create a new mural inside the Portage Road Transportation Center. Based on his portfolio and prior engagement in the Niagara Falls community, Law was selected from a group of artists who responded to NFTA-Metro and NFNHA's call for artists at the end of 2020.
Village of Lewiston breaks ground on new playground site
Mon, May 17th 2021 12:40 pm
Elected leaders joined together Sunday to break ground on the Village of Lewiston's inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. A ceremony was held at the end of the 25th annual Spring Fling event for children.
Cuomo: 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of $10 million DRI award
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. His camp stated, "The strategic investments will strengthen small business, support private investment in underutilized buildings, and bring new residential units, commercial space, and a hotel to the historic Bridge District. The investments are part of the governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Western Region."
Big-ticket concerts returning to Artpark
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:50 am
Artpark & Company made two concert announcements this week, signaling a return of its popular "Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light" concert series. Fitz and the Tantrums and Blackberry Smoke are slated to perform this summer at the South Fourth Street venue in Lewiston.
Taste of Buffalo receives approval to host in-person festival July 10-11
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Thursday announced it has received all necessary approvals from local and state agencies to hold an in-person festival on July 10-11 that accommodates expected COVID-19 health protocols in place at that time.
CDC: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance; NYS reviewing changes
Thu, May 13th 2021 07:25 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. It stated:
Sahlen Field to host an additional 2,000 spectators for Blue Jays Games through fully vaccinated fan seating
Wed, May 12th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning June 1, Sahlen Field will have a fully vaccinated fan section for the return of the Blue Jays to Buffalo for the remainder of their Major League Baseball season. Approximately 50% of the stadium's available seating will be used for fully vaccinated fans.
Plans presented for Frontier House
Tue, May 11th 2021 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston has its first look at plans to restore the historic Frontier House at 460 Center St.
Fitz and the Tantrums to perform at Artpark on July 6
Mon, May 10th 2021 11:35 am
Fitz and the Tantrums will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage with special guest Colony House at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank, with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
Niagara County Peach Festival to return
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:20 am
As announcements continue on the state level with regard to COVID-19 reopening plans and protocol changes, there's some upbeat news on the local level: The annual Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach festival is a go for this year.
444 tickets issued by State Police & local law enforcement during National Work Zone Awareness Week 'Operation Hardhat'
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York State Police and another law enforcement agency issued 444 tickets during last week's "Operation Hardhat" an initiative between law enforcement entities, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
Cuomo: Large-scale outdoor venue capacity increase with new fully vaccinated fan sections starting May 19
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced large-scale outdoor event venues will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet starting May 19. This will apply to outdoor sports, performing arts and live entertainment, and horse and auto racing venues statewide. Appropriate social distancing, masks and other applicable health protocols will still apply.
Destination Niagara: New Yorkers choosing to vacation in state will make a difference in 2021
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
In a statewide collaboration coordinated by the New York State Tourism Industry Association, New York state residents are being asked to "Roam the Empire" in 2021.
Buffalo City Mission: Nearly $40,000 commitment from Northtown Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a $38.952.38 financial commitment from Northtown Subaru, a part of Northtown Automotive Companies.
Cuomo, Murphy & Lamont: 'Significant' easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings & venues
Mon, May 3rd 2021 02:10 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced a "significant easing" of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the region's businesses, venues and gatherings given "significant progress" in vaccinations and sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Trash? It's in the bag for Island's 2nd annual cleanup
Mon, May 3rd 2021 12:25 pm
Eric Fiebelkorn, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce president, never imagined he would be so excited being surrounded by so many bags of trash.
NCCC ahead of the curve amidst budding cannabis industry
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing adult use of cannabis throughout New York. During the announcement, Cuomo said the development of an adult-use cannabis industry in New York has, "The potential to create significant economic opportunities for New Yorkers and the state." Its estimated the industry could bring in $350 million in tax revenue each year and potentially create 30,000 to 60,000 jobs.
New Silo season begins with new look, new flavor(s)
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant was one of the eateries that took the COVID-19 situation seriously - and took noticeable action to ensure safety and comfort.
Genesis to perform in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 10:50 am
On Thursday, Genesis announced their highly anticipated return to North America for the first time in 14 years with "The Last Domino?" tour dates that will have Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford playing major cities across the U.S. and Canada this November and December. Kicking off at Chicago's United Center on Nov. 15, the group will be joined by Nic Collins on drums, and the band's long-time lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.
Cuomo: State will end food & beverage service curfew
Wed, Apr 28th 2021 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the midnight food and beverage service curfew will be lifted for outdoor dining areas beginning May 17 and for indoor dining areas beginning May 31.
All NYS mass-vaccination sites open to walk-in appointments for eligible adults
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that, beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York state mass-vaccination sites will be open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-served basis for all.
The Riverline: First look at design drafts
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:50 pm
The Riverline is coming into focus with a design concept now emerging.
Festivals getting closer to approval, as Cuomo announces 2021 'Reimagined' New York State Fair
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 02:55 pm
It's looking better and better for outdoor summer festivals.
PHOTOS: Niagara Falls State Park to build $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the design for a new, $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. His team said, "The facility will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, increasing the length of visits within the park in all four seasons, and enhancing awareness of nearby recreational and cultural offerings."
Cuomo: Western New York has not taken COVID-19 seriously enough
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Western New York's state-leading percentage of new coronavirus cases is a direct result of resident behavior. Speaking to the press Friday, he echoed a statement made earlier this week by Erie County leaders.
Maid of the Mist announces launch of 2021 season
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Electricity will be in the air 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, when the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla set sail to commence the Maid of the Mist's 2021 season - the company's 136th consecutive year of operation. The all-electric, emission-free vessels - the only ones of their kind in the U.S. - will ferry guests to the base of the American and Horseshoe falls, providing them with an iconic experience unlike any other.
 

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