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Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village's summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather - which is often about 55 and overcast - friends gather together to mingle, listen to live music and eat the #FriesWithEyes.
Apple Granny defends title; named 'Best Fish Fry' in Western New York
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 09:30 am
For the second year in a row, readers voted Apple Granny Restaurant as "Best Fish Fry" in Western New York. A record 2,006 votes were cast in the Niagara Frontier Publications contest.
Tourism: 'The Other Side of NY' marketing campaign launches in New York City
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:10 pm
Last week, Destination Niagara USA, in partnership with Delaware North and Niagara Falls State Park, launched a spring marketing campaign titled "The Other Side of NY." It specifically targets New York City and surrounding boroughs while aiming to highlight the various adventures to be had on the "other side of NY."
Niagara County clerk announces shared services initiative in NT
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski announced the start of the "shared services initiative," which now allows the county to expand its services to the City of North Tonawanda.
'One Nation Under a Groove': George Clinton, P-Funk and friends booked at Artpark
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 10:25 am
George Clinton's farewell tour, "One Nation Under A Groove," will make an Artpark stop on June 11 in the outdoor amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." The bill features George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Msgr. David LiPuma to take over Our Lady of Victory Basilica, institutions
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma was preparing to take on a second six-year term at St. Peter's - and continue overseeing St. Bernard's in Youngstown - the Most Rev. Richard Malone presented him with a new "daunting" challenge: shepherding Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the Lackawanna site founded by the Venerable Nelson Baker.
BPO's summer season features East Side Festival, Video Games Live, Artpark performance with Sarah McLachlan
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is planning a varied and exciting summer season that will bring the orchestra to eight communities throughout Western New York.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' team captains preparing for epic showdown at BBC
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:55 pm
The "Lewiston Jeopardy" Tournament Beer and Pizza Night team captains met Tuesday to try out their buzzers in preparation of the upcoming fundraiser for the Historical Association. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, inside the Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street.
Hibbard's now open in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:55 pm
A sure (and satisfying) sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially opened for the 2019 season on Monday.
'Big Bang' troupe Plasticiens Volants returns to Artpark with US premiere of 'Pearl: Secrets of the Sea,' plus The Machine performs Pink Floyd
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:10 pm
Artpark & Company announced the return of Plasticiens Volants, the world-renown French street theater group that visited Lewiston in 2017. PV will stage the U.S. premiere of its show "Pearl: Secrets of the Sea" on Aug. 22.
'Shop Hop': Spring (shopping) fever in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:20 pm
Patrons hopped to Lewiston on Saturday to participate in the first "Shop Hop." The spring and Easter-themed event provided a plethora of shopping deals across the business district, as well as an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Brickyard, BBC owners focusing on Center Street eateries, paying it forward with Tin Pan Alley
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
Tin Pan Alley's pending sale is one of many changes across Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews' four-restaurant footprint.
Artpark & Co. receives $250,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of master plan to revitalize grounds, improve connectivity, facilities & programs
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company announced the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will provide a $250,000 grant to fund the development for Artpark's future planning. Money will go toward a master plan - a long-term phased transformation that will revitalize the park grounds, improve connectivity with surrounding parks/trails/communities, facilities and programs.
Life is a beautiful ride in Niagara County: National Donate Life Month kicks off
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:15 pm
It's the beginning of April and, as the fresh spring air brings a renewed sense of life to Western New York, it also brings with it National Donate Life Month. Americans are encouraged to consider becoming an organ donor and giving the gift of life.
Celine Dion to perform in Buffalo
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 06:55 pm
One of the most immediately recognized and widely respected superstars in pop music history, Celine Dion, announced today she will embark on her "Courage World Tour," set to kick off in the fall and visit KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
Niagara Falls Hard Rock presents $5,000 to Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 12:20 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, presented a $5,000 check to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program on Tuesday. Funds came as the result of a 2019 Hard Rock Heals Foundation grant awarded to the Prospect Street restaurant.
Artpark announces new Strawberry Moon Festival featuring Sam Roberts Band, A Tribe Called Red, Alan Doyle, Thunderhead Joe & The Medicine Show
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company will present a new music festival that celebrates the beginning of a new season and the unification of communities through music, dance and art. The Strawberry Moon Festival will be held from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Artpark Amphitheater.
It's 'Royal Affair' at Artpark when venue welcomes YES, Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 10:45 am
"The Royal Affair Tour," featuring British prog-rock legends YES, Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocalist Arthur Brown, will take the stage in the Artpark Amphitheater on June 25 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
PHOTOS: A 'Taste of Jazz' previews Lewiston festival, reveals headliners
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am
Brickyard Brewing Company patrons on Sunday got a taste of summer, a taste of barbecue, and a taste of what's to come this summer in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Ortt, colleagues call for end to film tax credit
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 03:35 pm
On Thursday, GOP New York State Sen. Rob Ortt called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to remove the Empire State Film Tax Credits from the fiscal year 2020 budget and shift its $420 million cost to fund health, education, direct support and veterans' needs.
Buffalo Sabres: BOGO Bunch Foundation donates $75,000 to Roswell Park
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 08:40 pm
On Wednesday, Buffalo Sabre Zach Bogosian and his wife, Bianca, presented Candace Johnson, Ph.D., Roswell Park President and CEO, as well as RPCI patient Matt Hoffower, with a $75,000 donation to support research and care at the comprehensive cancer center.
Morinello joins colleagues in direct-care funding rally
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 02:55 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues and direct-care workers at an Albany rally calling for the inclusion of increased funding for direct-care workers in the 2019-20 New York state budget. The Assembly majority allocated $57.4 million in new funding for the continuation of the direct care-worker salary increase for individuals whose salary is funded through Medicaid. This will be funded Jan. 1 through March 31, 2020.
Thievery Corporation added to 'Tuesdays in the Park' at Artpark
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:30 am
World-renowned electronic music group Thievery Corporation is set to perform on Aug. 6 at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake prepares for 20th anniversary ride
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:25 am
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is an opportunity for Niagara County residents to enjoy cookout and clambake fare on the blissful blue waters of the lower Niagara and Lake Ontario. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 12, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club, come rain or shine. The cruise and clambake is a fundraiser for Niagara Hospice, a local nonprofit located in Lockport.
St. Joseph Day table celebrated at Casa Antica
Sun, Mar 24th 2019 03:45 pm
Casa Antica Restaurant and Lounge hosted its annual St. Joseph Day table on Sunday. The 2019 Lewiston Business of the Year was packed with patrons ranging in age from preteen to 100.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to take over Taste of Lewiston in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Taste of Lewiston is returning this year - but with a twist.
Monumental Women of WNY headed to Erie County
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Karen King, county legislators and members of the Monumental Women of WNY as the committee presented an update on the progress of the Monumental Women of WNY project.
Buffalo to welcome Phil Collins
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:00 pm
One of the world's most acclaimed hitmakers, with over 100 million record sales and an unstoppable catalogue of No. 1 albums, Phil Collins returns to Buffalo this fall.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce nearly $13.75 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in WNY
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in the mission to end homelessness in the region.
Greenway: Lewiston projects to receive funding
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 06:40 pm
The two Lewiston projects endorsed last week by the Greenway Commission will receive funding, following approval from the Host Communities Standing Committee on Tuesday.
Niagara Military Affairs Council honors Legislator David Godfrey
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:05 pm
Legislator David Godfrey, R-Wilson, was recognized by the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) at the Niagara Aerospace Museum last week. Godfrey was presented an award for his years of service on the NIMAC board of directors, a position he has held for nearly a decade.
Bad Company returns to Artpark with Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 11:40 am
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, Bad Company with Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater Aug. 20 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22.
Mason's Mission playground, VFW 'Circle of Honor' receive Greenway backing
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, nine members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission voted both the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park and the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Circle of Honor" consistent with the Greenway Plan. The two Town of Lewiston-sponsored projects will now be considered for funding from the Host Communities Standing Committee.
Jacobs calls for increase in EPF funding
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 02:55 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has joined with local elected officials in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to include an increase in the state's Environmental Protection Fund in the final state budget. The EPF was created in 1993 to provide funding for broad categories of projects related to solid waste, parks and recreation and open space. Jacobs is seeking to grow the fund from $300 million to $350 million this year.
National Comedy Center officially designated as US cultural institution dedicated to comedy
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 11:40 am
The National Comedy Center was formally designated Tuesday as the nation's official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy. In a bipartisan show of support, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed this bill in February, and the president signed it into law this week, recognizing the Center as the "Official National Comedy Center of the United States."
Artpark: Earth, Wind & Fire added to 2019 'Tuesdays in the Park' concert lineup
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:35 am
Legendary music group Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at 6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15.
 

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