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Ortt recognizes Brickyard Pub & BBQ as 'Small Business of the Month' for July
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:00 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt (far left) presented his "Small Business of the Month" award to The Brickyard Pub & BBQ and owners Ken Bryan (center) and Eric Matthews.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 20
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:35 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announced the canals at Canalside will be converted into a giant roller rink that will open Aug. 20 and roll through the fall season to Oct. 31.
PHOTOS: Wild weather in Niagara County leads to state of emergency
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 08:25 am
Heavy rains and flash floods forced Niagara County leaders to take drastic measures on Tuesday night.
Gov't Mule to perform Sept. 7 at Artpark
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov't Mule will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, as part of the "Miller Lite Concerts in the Park" series.
Cuomo announces crackdown on underage drinking during summer concert season
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced state investigators will be on patrol at popular summer concert venues to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol.
New York Power Authority approves 15-year construction services contract to modernize Niagara Power Project
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $275 million, to Voith Hydro Inc., located in York, Pennsylvania, for mechanical and electrical upgrades related to the Power Authority's 15-year modernization and digitization program titled "Next Generation Niagara."
A historian's legacy: Building resources to tell history's untold stories
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:30 pm
As a graduate student in the 1970s, Lillian S. Williams set forth to study Black history in Western New York.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 to serve Masten District
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
On Saturday, July 17, the second annual Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) Buffalo begins, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, bringing together over 1,000 volunteers to serve 100 families in the Masten District with free home repairs.
Local officials pledge support of Law Enforcement Academy move to NCCC campus
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, a press conference was held to celebrate the return of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy to the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. NCLEA will relocate to NCCC in August after a decade at Niagara University. Several elected officials joined college leaders to pledge their support of local law enforcement and the academy's move.
Erie County Fair: Nominations for 2021 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2021 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
Niagara University breaks ground on $11.5 million renovation for Kiernan Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Niagara University broke ground on its $11.5 million renovation project at the university's Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin later this month, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Lewiston Stone House, Lewiston Event Center for sale as Simon seeks to retire
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 02:10 pm
Emery Simon's commercial properties are for sale - but he doesn't expect to part with them right away.
New Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open this month
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:05 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is expected to open to the public later this month.
Cuomo signs legislation permitting use of municipal space for outdoor dining
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.6353-A/A.7733) that will allow restaurants to utilize municipal spaces like sidewalks and streets for outdoor dining. First granted under an executive order, this law allows restaurants to continue using these public spaces for another year as they recover from the economic devastation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thrill of the fight: Local fighter set to make debut after pandemic scraps first match
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
After five years of training and honing her abilities at the Fight-Sport Training Center, Town of Niagara's Mackenzie Musgrove was set to make her amateur kickboxing debut last year on May 9. The preparation leading up to the bout was grueling. As her trainer Pativaj Soundara explained, it's essentially a second job.
'T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series' at Artpark
Mon, Jul 5th 2021 07:00 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced the "T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series" at Artpark as part of the 2021 summer season. Films will be shown from July 10 through Aug. 25.
Artpark presents 'The Power of Niagara' by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co.
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:10 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes "The Power of Niagara" by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co. on Saturday, July 17. The event begins at 8 p.m. on the site of Artpark's recreated Gene Davis "Niagara 1979" painted parking lot.
Orphaned baby beavers crisscross NYS for treatment at Cornell
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
A litter of beaver kits traversed more of New York state in their first five weeks of life than most of their species will ever cross in a lifetime. This group of five traveled from the Adirondacks to Western New York, and from there to the Finger Lakes and then back to their mountain home.
'RISE Up!' program seeks to build professional skills to benefit both individuals & eateries
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:50 am
Western New York restaurants and hospitality businesses are experiencing an extreme shortage of workers. This unprecedented challenge is afflicting hospitality businesses throughout the world. SUNY Buffalo State, with its experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, has created a program to help.
Brown, Buffalo Police Athletic League kick-off 'Big Book Giveaway!'
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:45 am
Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Police Athletic League (PAL) have launched the "Big Book Giveaway," an initiative tied to the 20th annual "Mayor's Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge."
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY renew partnership
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:10 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced its renewed partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York with the adoption of MLK Jr. Park in 2021.
Amphitheater concerts return to Artpark; Fitz and the Tantrums: 'We are ready to get back and play shows after way too long of a break'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:25 pm
Artpark & Company will continue to spotlight nature, art and community this season, while also welcoming concertgoers back to its famed grassy bowl.
French and Indian War Encampment returns to Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
From July 2-4, the French and Indian War Encampment will return to Old Fort Niagara. The three-day event will feature six battle reenactments, two living history camps, dozens of period artisans and merchants, artillery firing demonstrations and dramatic recreations of Native American diplomacy.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Capitol Cleaners as Senate District 62 Small Business of the Month
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:10 am
On Wednesday, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Capitol Cleaners as the "Small Business of the Month" for June.
Will Artisan Farmers Market leave Lewiston?
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:25 pm
Tensions were high at Monday's Village Board meeting, as Lewiston Artisan Market organizer Jamie Symmonds and about a half-dozen vendors appeared before trustees petitioning for equitable treatment.
Halestorm to perform at Artpark
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:20 pm
Halestorm with special guests The Hu & Cory Marks will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
GardenFest in photos: Festivals make triumphant return
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 09:05 am
After a year without festivals, most concerts and large-scale events in general, the Lewiston Garden Club was the brave organization willing to take the first crack at staging a mass gathering in what we all hope is a post-coronavirus world. GardenFest returned to Center Street over the weekend, and drew attendees looking to bolster their gardens, plant flowers and admire the green thumb of residents who volunteered to show off their prized lawn configurations.
Nik Wallenda walks over D'Youville College campus
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
A couple days past the ninth anniversary of his walk across Niagara Falls, "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda took to the Western New York sky once more - this time to highlight a new medical resource for Buffalo residents.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Artpark lifts COVID-19 restrictions for all venues
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:20 pm
Upon hearing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Artpark & Company has changed its coronavirus policies for 2021.
Cuomo: COVID-19 restrictions lifted as 70% of adults have received first dose of vaccine
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The state's health guidance and "New York Forward" industry-specific guidelines - including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing - are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops returns to Niagara Square July 10 & 11
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:25 pm
The nation's largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns to downtown Buffalo on Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11. Enjoy culinary delights from 26 restaurants and food trucks, two New York state wineries, and live music along Delaware Avenue from Huron into and throughout Niagara Square.
Kearns marks Flag Day with relaunch of veterans post restoration 'Pledge for the Posts' fundraiser
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and The Veterans Post Restoration of Erie County NY Inc., a not-for-profit comprised of American Legion, AMVETS, Marine Corps League and VFW posts throughout Erie County, announced they are again working collaboratively to upgrade handicapped-accessibility and other much-needed repairs at the posts.
'New Music in the Park' debuts at Artpark
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 06:55 am
Lewiston's first outdoor concert of the summer took place Sunday at Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St. Emerald Grove was the site of the debut of Artpark & Company's "New Music in the Park."
BPO's summer concert season brings live music to WNY communities
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:25 pm
On Thursday, the BPO stated, "Dedicated to providing beautiful music for the entire Western New York region and beyond, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced a varied and exciting summer season that will once again bring live music to communities throughout Western New York, and shine the spotlight on smaller ensembles of its musicians."
Youngstown Street Dance is annual community favorite
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:40 am
Following on last week's Tribune-Sentinel profile of the new faces and developments along the Main Street strip in the village comes word the 11th annual Youngstown Business and Professional Association's "Beginning of Summer Street Dance and Car Cruise" is back.
Bright Eyes to perform at Artpark on July 27
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 01:40 pm
Bright Eyes will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Erie County, partners join with Crime Stoppers to reduce violence
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 03:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Buffalo Police Department Deputy Commissioner Joe Gramaglia, Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Chairman of the Board of Crime Stoppers of WNY Frank Christiano, and Dan Denz of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association on Tuesday to announce a new initiative to raise community awareness regarding the increased firearm-related violence occurring across the region and in Buffalo.
Lettuce to perform at Artpark on July 14
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 12:30 pm
Lettuce will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces Art Festival, 2021 schedule of events
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced its 2021 schedule of events, which includes the return of the Lewiston Art Festival in August.
 

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