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St. Stephen's Old Church: The road from church to community center
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 07:00 am
The transformation is well underway for St. Stephen's Old Church building to become the Grand Island Cultural Center (GICC).
Empire State Local News Coalition celebrates inclusion of $90 million local media tax credit in final fiscal year 2025 New York state budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:25 pm
Today, Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature unveiled the final state budget, including a payroll tax credit for local news outlets, modeled on the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, in the sweeping package. With the passage of this bill, New York is now the first state in the nation to incentivize hiring and retaining local journalists.
NCSO campaign to target aggressive driving behaviors
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 10:10 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office announces a traffic enforcement campaign focused on aggressive driving behaviors.
Photos: Gallo reopens with new look
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 10:05 am
When it comes to his Village of Lewiston restaurants, Michael Hibbard is not content with being content.
Village of Lewiston adopts budget
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 10:00 am
No Village of Lewiston residents spoke Monday at a public hearing on the proposed budget, making the trustees' decision to unanimously approve the measure that much easier.
Officials offer look at new Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 07:00 am
Niagara County officials provided a construction update this week on the nearly 15,000-square-foot Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy that's set to open this June on the SUNY Niagara campus in Sanborn.
Hochul celebrates New York state parks and historic sites centennial
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today celebrated the centennial of the State Council of Parks establishment on April 18, 1924. Landmarks across the state will be illuminated in "parks green" and "centennial gold," while a special centennial flag will be raised at parks and historic sites across the state to commemorate the day.
Northwest Jazz Festival celebrates Great American Songbook with 'unprecedented' main stage programming
Wed, Apr 17th 2024 09:40 am
The 2024 Northwest Jazz Festival is thrilled to announce a special tribute to the Great American Songbook at this year's highly anticipated event. The annual festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24, in the Village of Lewiston. With five stages throughout the grounds, the highlight of the festival continues to shine on the main stage.
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder announces run for 145th Assembly District
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder announced his candidacy for the New York State Assembly in the 145th District. Elder is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and brings over four decades of public service to his run for the State Assembly.
UB team receives funding to demonstrate effectiveness of 'food-is-medicine' in health care
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
A team of University at Buffalo researchers has received funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) for research that will focus on the implementation of innovative food prescription programs in older adults.
Artpark to welcome 'Jamey Johnson: What A View Tour'
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:40 am
Country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will bring his "What A View Tour" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, with special guest Ben Haggard.
Ribbon cut on $20 million mixed-use development project in downtown Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the ribbon-cutting for The Cambria Hotel Niagara Falls, part of a more than $20 million mixed-use development project. The seven-story, 120-room upscale hotel brand, which is located on Rainbow Boulevard, also includes three new residential guest houses on Buffalo Avenue.
Newly sequenced genome reveals coffee's prehistoric origin story - and its future under climate change
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 08:45 am
The key to growing coffee plants that can better resist climate change in the decades to come may lie in the ancient past.
Frontier House eyeing summer opening
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 10:05 am
With interior renovations well underway, and aesthetic pieces soon to follow, the Frontier House team is expecting the Village of Lewiston's 200-year-old centerpiece will reopen this summer.
Still a catch: Apple Granny reclaims WNY's Best Fish Fry title
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 10:00 am
Apple Granny Restaurant serves WNY's Best Fish Fry.
Better Off Read Summer Book Festival headed to Artpark for Labor Day weekend
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 09:00 am
Join us at Artpark's lower park on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 31, for The third annual Better Off Read Summer Book Festival. The free-to-attend, all-ages event is meant to promote reading, encourage writing, and celebrate storytelling.
Buffalo Zoo announces 'Zoo for All' program
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:20 pm
Today, the Buffalo Zoo is proudly announcing its new "Zoo for All" program, a bold initiative offering significantly reduced admission rates for low-income families and individuals amidst upcoming adjustments to its admission prices.
Eclipse offers memorable moments
Tue, Apr 9th 2024 11:00 am
The solar eclipse fought its way through the clouds across Western New York on Monday.
Little Big Town & Sugarland announce show at KeyBank Center
Mon, Apr 8th 2024 09:25 am
Celebrating their 25th anniversary as one of country music's most successful groups, multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning four-piece Little Big Town - comprised of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook - joined forces with longtime friends and collaborators Sugarland at last night's CMT Music Awards to deliver a stunning world premiere performance of their new song "Take Me Home."
Opening of Terminal B Events Center, Bell Slip celebrated on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Apr 8th 2024 09:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the Terminal B Events Center and the newly improved Bell Slip on the Outer Harbor in Buffalo. Her team said, "Both Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. projects give residents and visitors new ways to access and enjoy all of the Outer Harbor's amenities and attractions."
Clean UP Grand Island 2024 set for April 20
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
Clean UP Grand Island 2024, an annual community event coinciding with Earth Day, is slated for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. It is organized by the Town of Grand Island in partnership with the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Grand Island Rotary Club, the Grand Island Lions Club and the Niagara River Greenway. Residents are invited to participate.
Tops partners with City of Niagara Falls on installation of police substation
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 03:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department on the recent installment of a new police substation.
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opens for 85th season
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 11:00 am
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2024 season on Wednesday in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston reviewing budget: Trustees considering 20-cent tax increase
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board has begun working on the next fiscal year budget, and trustees are considering a 20-cent tax increase - to a rate of $8.164858 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
De Dee's Dairy continues tradition of 'fast, friendly service, generous portions at a fair price, and a lot of flavors'
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 10:45 am
Long before supermarkets were invented, there were more than 30 dairies in Niagara Falls. They all delivered milk and other dairy products to stores, restaurants and homes.
How can people who are blind or have other vision impairments experience the eclipse?
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 07:00 am
How can people who are blind or have another vision impairment experience the eclipse? That was one of the first questions the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service (NFRRS) tried to answer when planning for the April 8 event.
Change in leadership at Artpark: President Sonia Kozlova Clark departing
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 02:25 pm
After eight years leading the organization, Sonia Kozlova Clark is no longer with Artpark & Company, effective March 29.
Shea's Performing Arts Center kicks off National Volunteer Month by extending round of applause to 1,000 volunteers
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 01:10 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center kicked off National Volunteer Month by expressing gratitude to the large base of volunteers who help support theater operations and performances.
Copprium moves its copper ink tech closer to marketplace with UB's guidance
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 07:00 am
Brian Bischoff believes in copper ink.
Complete eclipse preview
Fri, Mar 29th 2024 07:00 am
Click HERE or below for our comprehensive preview of eclipse events, activities, information on glasses and safety tips.
New York Power Authority upgrades HVAC, water filtration systems at Tuscarora Nation School
Fri, Mar 29th 2024 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority on Wednesday announced the completion of a new water treatment system and heating units at the Tuscarora Nation School. The energy efficiency projects at the school were made possible through an ongoing collaboration between the Tuscarora Nation, the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District and NYPA.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo set Artpark concert date
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 10:40 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will rock the Artpark Amphitheater, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, with special guest The Vindys.
Hochul reminds New Yorkers of state efforts to ensure safe viewing experience for once-in-a-generation eclipse event
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 01:10 pm
Two weeks ahead of the April 8 eclipse, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state's preparations "to ensure everyone can have a safe and memorable viewing experience."
Kenny Wayne Shepherd's Backroads Blues Festival returning to Artpark
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 10:15 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, the Backroads Blues Festival - featuring blues and rock titans Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, the legendary Bobby Rush, and Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel - will return to the Artpark Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.
'Slow Down/Move Over Law' expansion takes effect
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 09:15 am
A new law expanding New York's "Slow Down/Move Over" requirement will take effect on Wednesday, March 27. The expansion includes disabled vehicles on the roadside requiring drivers to exercise caution when approaching them in an effort to protect motorists.
Greenway Host Community awards funding for Academy Park pavilion, Lewiston Riverfront Park, Five Senses Park
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 11:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway's Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved funding requests for two Lewiston projects and one in the Town of Wheatfield at a meeting on Tuesday.
Colvin Cleaners' 'Gowns for Prom' distribution site moving to Buffalo Convention Center
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 11:00 am
The 16th annual Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" has a new home for high school students to select a free gown during a three-day distribution April 9-11: the Buffalo Convention Center, at 153 Franklin St.
Easter activities roundup
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 07:00 am
A summary of local Easter-themed events:
DON'T QUIT meet & greet sweepstakes at Tops with NFL's Damar Hamlin
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 10:50 am
Tops Friendly Markets has announced an exclusive sweepstakes with DON'T QUIT sports nutrition brand, supported by NFL inspiration Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills.
Education stakeholders reach agreement on fixing teacher and principal evaluations
Wed, Mar 20th 2024 08:25 pm
Today, the New York State Educational Conference Board and New York State Education Department announced an extraordinary agreement on legislation to rewrite the state's poorly designed teacher evaluation system that was imposed in 2010.
 

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