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How to express appreciation to military members
Fri, May 26th 2023 09:45 am
Members of the military perform an invaluable service. In volunteering to defend their nation and even vulnerable individuals across the globe, military members safeguard a way of life that enables millions of people to fulfill their potential and live happy, productive lives.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 'Music Mondays' concert series
Fri, May 26th 2023 09:05 am
Once again, the Lewiston Council on the Arts has a stellar lineup of free concerts to fill your summer nights with song.
Destination Niagara USA poised for big summer
Fri, May 26th 2023 09:00 am
Destination Niagara USA is planning a party - a birthday bash to celebrate 20 years of tourism sales promotion in Niagara.
Aquarium of Niagara selects construction manager for expansion, unveils new renderings
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has selected Turner Construction Co. as the project manager for its first expansion in the organization's 58-year history. The $5 million Great Lakes 360 project, which was formally announced in December, will be a living museum featuring the notable wildlife of the Niagara River and larger Great Lakes ecosystem.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's 'Day of Caring' returns June 21
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm
After a three-year hiatus, "Day of Caring," United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's (UWBEC) largest single-day volunteer event, returns June 21.
NYSDEC highlights World Turtle Day, urges drivers to 'give turtles a brake'
Mon, May 22nd 2023 04:05 pm
In recognition of World Turtle Day (Tuesday, May 23, 2023) New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers that turtles are nesting in May and June. He asked motorists to "give turtles a brake." In New York, thousands of turtles are killed each year by unsuspecting drivers when turtles cross roads to find nesting areas.
FASNY offers lifesaving BBQ and grilling tips for warmer months
Mon, May 22nd 2023 01:35 pm
As New Yorkers gear up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, many will be turning on their grills for the first time this season. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends that all New Yorkers follow some basic rules and tips to avoid accidents and injuries. We also urge everyone to never hesitate to call for help when needed.
Summer vibes: Seneca Gaming to welcome The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:50 am
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino has summer ready to roll with an amazing weekend of outdoor music planned for August. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, featuring special guests A Thousand Horses, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. The following night, music icons The Beach Boys will take the outdoor stage at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, May 26.
National Safe Boating Week underway
Fri, May 19th 2023 05:40 pm
National Safe Boating Week runs May 20-26, 2023, and with the recent heat wave, many Western and Central New Yorkers are looking to hit area waterways. AAA Western and Central New York urges safety on the water. Just like driving a car, operating a boat is a big responsibility and should be done with the utmost caution.
Higgins: $480,000 for Lake Erie protection programs led by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
Fri, May 19th 2023 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Friday announced $480,000 in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper to engage the Western New York community in the expansion of waterway monitoring and protection in the eastern basin of Lake Erie.
Higgins: Work must start now on preventing future US-Canada border restrictions
Fri, May 19th 2023 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins says the U.S. and Canada should begin to work now to prepare for better communication and collaboration needed to prevent the disjointed border policies that occurred over the past three years during the coronavirus pandemic.
Summer preview: The comprehensive guide to Artpark & Company's 2023 season
Fri, May 19th 2023 10:00 am
Artpark & Company's focus for this summer - its 50th season - centers on five key words: spectacle, drama, Indigenous & global influences.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market returns with local produce, space to build community, connections
Fri, May 19th 2023 09:00 am
The Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday on the Portage Road side of Academy Park. Opening day for the 2023 season is June 3.
Niagara County: Guilty verdict in murder case
Wed, May 17th 2023 04:05 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced a Niagara County jury returned a guilty verdict in the murder case against Antonio Carr, age 30, of Niagara Falls, this afternoon. Carr was found guilty of murder in the second degree, as well as multiple weapons counts, in the slaying of 57-year-old Tracy Greene at the victim's barber shop in Niagara Falls on Oct. 2, 2021.
Castellani Art Museum announces summer programs and exhibitions
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is thrilled to announce its summer events and exhibitions, including "Kids 'n Arts" summer camp.
Post Malone to bring new tour to Darien Lake
Tue, May 16th 2023 12:20 pm
Today, Grammy Award-nominated eight-times-Diamond-Certified global superstar Post Malone unveiled his anxiously awaited fifth full-length offering - and one of the most anticipated albums of 2023, "Austin," will arrive July 28.
ECHDC, Be Our Guest announce Buffalo Waterfront summer season
Tue, May 16th 2023 12:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Be Our Guest, a subsidiary of Rich Entertainment Group, announced the initial 2023 summer season lineup of events at the Buffalo Waterfront. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Canalside and the Outer Harbor will host over 100 events and programs.
Buffalo community remembers first anniversary of Tops shooting
Mon, May 15th 2023 09:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday announced nearly $10 million in investments and grant awards as part of the state's ongoing efforts to address the needs of the east Buffalo community. The day marked the one-year anniversary of the racially motivated attack at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo.
Heart Love & Soul to celebrate 4 decades of service
Fri, May 12th 2023 11:00 am
Heart Love & Soul will celebrate a milestone in June: Four decades of providing essential services to people who need them most.
2023 NFL schedule announced; season begins with Chiefs vs. Lions
Fri, May 12th 2023 09:00 am
The NFL announced its 18-week, 272-game regular-season schedule for 2023, which kicks off on Thursday night, Sept. 7, in Kansas City, and concludes with 16 division games in Week 18 - two on Saturday, Jan. 6, and 14 on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Federal COVID-19 emergency declaration ends - now what?
Thu, May 11th 2023 10:30 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated, "May 11, 2023, marks the end of the federal COVID-19 PHE declaration. After this date, CDC's authorizations to collect certain types of public health data will expire."
NYS: Start of construction on $71 million affordable housing development in Buffalo
Thu, May 11th 2023 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced construction has begun on the $71 million rehabilitation of the Ellicott Town Center, a decades-old housing development near downtown Buffalo featuring 281 homes located among four high-rise towers and 12 townhomes.
Old Falls Street USA announces summer schedule
Wed, May 10th 2023 08:40 pm
Summer is the prime season to enjoy all there is to do in Niagara Falls, and Old Falls Street USA is launching a full season of activities organizers said will appeal to a variety of age groups and interests.
NYS agencies monitoring Lake Ontario water levels following heavy rainfall
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state agency personnel are closely monitoring the rising water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, as lake levels have surpassed 247 feet, following prolonged rainfall throughout the Great Lakes system in recent weeks.
Hochul honors 55 police officers who sacrificed their lives in service to their communities
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday honored the lives of 55 police officers from eight police departments who were remembered at the New York state police officers memorial remembrance ceremony in Albany.
Artpark & Company announces lineup for 'New Music in the Park Series'
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Artpark & Company has announced the 2023 "New Music in the Park Series." Six performances will be held in various locations throughout Artpark's scenic grounds, curated by Artpark staff and award-winning conductor and composer Brent Chancellor.
Gray Line aims to bring amphibious tour to Lewiston
Fri, May 5th 2023 11:00 am
A regional tourism company is looking to add a new attraction along the Niagara River. Gray Line Niagara Falls/Buffalo has presented the Village of Lewiston with a proposal for amphibious tours.
5th annual Strawberry Moon Festival at Artpark
Fri, May 5th 2023 09:45 am
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival will return Saturday, June 17. Admission to the afternoon activities (1-6 p.m.) in Artpark's lower park is free. Tickets for the featured evening performances beginning at 6 p.m. outside in the "Niagara 1979 Painted Parking Lot" and stage are $20, on sale at the box office and ticketmaster.com. Chairs and blankets will be allowed for the concert and performances.
Onward and UPWARD for Chamber of Commerce
Wed, May 3rd 2023 05:45 pm
This week, we celebrated a significant milestone in the evolution of our organization. It was with great pride and enthusiasm that we unveiled the rebrand of our chamber of commerce, now known as the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Niagara Falls City Market seeks vendors for new season
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Field & Fork Network has announced its management of the Niagara Falls City Market, what it called "a dynamic community hub for locals and visitors." The market will officially open June 1 at 19th Street and Pine Avenue in downtown Niagara Falls.
Higgins confirms US to lift COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Canadian border on May 11
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins said he has received confirmation from the White House that, on May 11, the U.S. will lift its requirement for Canadians crossing into America to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Annual CanAm regatta returns to Youngstown
Mon, May 1st 2023 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club is set to hold its 10th annual CanAm Challenge and Great Lakes PHRF Fest on July 28-30, for two days of hosting competitors from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Committee looks to complete final phase of DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 09:30 am
As the calendar soon turns to May, the volunteer members of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion committee will be hard at work preparing the site at the corner of Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard for the annual Memorial Day observance. That when we, as a nation, celebrate and recognize those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives to ensure our safety as Americans.
Carolina Panthers head coach & Bills legend Frank Reich to present 20th anniversary Call to Courage Award to Arizona Cardinals' Zach Ertz
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:00 am
The 20th anniversary edition of the popular Call to Courage Awards breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The event is sponsored by the Buffalo Pro Ministry of Athletes in Action.
Bowling event raises $6,000 to fight cancer
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 07:00 am
Thanks to the support of the Western New York community, nearly 100 bowlers and a small but mighty team of volunteers, Team RPCS - Roswell Park Cessation Services - raised more than $6,000 on Sunday, April 23, during the third annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open at Tonawanda Bowling Center. All proceeds will support the 2023 Ride for Roswell, scheduled to take place Saturday, June 24.
Special Olympics returned to Niagara University campus
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
After three years, due to COVID-19 and renovations to its recreation center, Niagara University once again hosted the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament on its campus. The tournament took place Saturday, April 22, in the university's Kiernan Recreation Center.
'Wheel of Fortune LIVE!' announces engagement in Buffalo at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 03:15 pm
"Wheel of Fortune LIVE!," a theatrical experience, will be coming to Shea's Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo on Nov. 16.
Changing lawns and lawncare practices for biodiversity and health
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 07:00 am
Did you know that 83% of all land in the United States is owned by private landowners, and that 40 million acres of land is maintained as turf grass, with 500 square-miles of lawn added each year?
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.
 

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