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More details: Cuomo announces open road, cashless tolling to begin on Grand Island crossings in March 2018; new welcome center to debut
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced high-speed, open-road, cashless tolling will begin at the Grand Island toll barriers in March of 2018. The transition to cashless tolling will not affect the Grand Island resident discount program and is designed to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution.
Lewiston Jazz Festival: Top musical acts, 150 performers, Militello Mass take center stage
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 10:05 am
The 16th annual Jazz Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25-26. Now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, and presented by Northwest Bank, the event is a jazz music lover's delight: a free, two-day event with more than 150 musicians lined up and down Center Street, with performances on a half-dozen stages.
Famous Muscarella's Cannoli to debut at Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 03:25 pm
More than 100 years ago - 1905, to be exact - Vincenzo Muscarella and his wife, Concettina, opened Muscarella's Pastry Shop on Busti Avenue in Buffalo. For the next seven decades (including a move to Niagara Street), the Muscarella family would earn a reputation for high-end desserts.
PHOTOS: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Artpark
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:00 am
Southern rock royalty took the stage this week at Artpark, as Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined "Tuesdays in the Park." The band cranked out a slew of hits over its 90-minute set.
Calling all Peach Queens
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Peach Queen committee is looking for former Peach Queens. Organizers are creating a database to keep in contact with the 59 former Peach Queens.
Artpark announces new musical development project: 'Elephant in the Room'
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company has announced a new musical development project, "Elephant in the Room," which tells the story of the ecological and societal crises endangering Africa's elephant population and how it reflects back to those here in the U.S. This epic journey will be presented as a free staged reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Artpark Gallery, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Ortt delivers $30,000 for victims of domestic violence
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
As part of this year's state budget, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt secured a total of $30,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Lewiston Art Festival goes on Saturday, despite heavy rains; Sunday sizzles with drier weather
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 06:00 pm
Though local TV meteorologists called for a dry Saturday post-noon, it rained on the Lewiston Art Festival throughout the late afternoon and early evening. ... A lot.
Town of Niagara: Fashion Outlets welcomes donations for Boys & Girls Club
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season by hosting two initiatives to benefit the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club.
Miss New York Gabrielle Walter offers encouragement, advice to Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 02:05 pm
2018 Miss New York Gabrielle Walter was the guest speaker at the annual Peach Queen dinner on Wednesday. The Clarence native encouraged 12 attending contestants to live with purpose, give back to others, and rely on their families when times get tough.
Meet Zara: Aquarium of Niagara names new harbor seal pup
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 10:45 am
On Thursday, the Aquarium of Niagara revealed the name of its new harbor seal pup: Zara.
Chris Brown honored by Artpark & Company
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:55 pm
Artpark & Company recently announced a special dedication in honor of the late Christopher H. Brown, its former board chairman.
NCCC, YWCA, Niagara County Sheriff's Office partner to assist victims of sexual assault
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 01:00 pm
Representatives from Niagara County Community College, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Rape Crisis Program and the Niagara County Sheriff's Victim Assistance Unit signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, to formalize their ongoing efforts to provide services for sexual assault victims at the college.
Lewiston: Niagara County Peach Festival 'Taste Off' set for Sept. 9
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival "Taste Off" recipe contest will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Academy Park stage in Lewiston. This year, there will be three divisions for entries: food enthusiast, culinary student and a new children's category.
'Jazz Brunch' raises funds for Lewiston festival
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 11:00 am
Water Street Landing hosted a fundraiser on Sunday for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY. For a slight upcharge, patrons could enjoy a live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Oliver Street Art Fest highlights local artists
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:50 pm
More than 50 local artists will head to North Tonawanda to display their work at the fourth annual Oliver Street Art Festival.
Ortt delivers a total of $65,000 to Niagara County law enforcement
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday delivered a combined $65,000 to law enforcement agencies in Niagara County in support of public protection measures, programs and services. The funding will aid in crime-fighting efforts, assist with emergency services, and allow agencies to operate more effectively and efficiently.
Lewiston: Grounds dedicated to families dealing with loss of a baby
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and Footprints on the Heart held a blessing of the grounds and dedication ceremony Wednesday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston. Thanks to a donation by Catholic Charities, a community butterfly monument has been established for families dealing with the loss of a baby.
Buffalo's Shemika Charles returns to 'America's Got Talent' for 'Judge Cuts'
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 12:00 pm
Shemika Charles didn't fare quite as well in her second go-around on "America's Got Talent." After receiving four strong "yes" votes following her audition, Charles received lukewarm looks and comments from judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B., Howie Mandel and guest Laverne Cox. She failed to advance past Tuesday's "Judge Cuts" episode.
VIDEO: Ortt announces $1 million for hospital projects in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced he secured a total of $1 million for infrastructure projects at three local hospitals. He said the funding will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation. It secured by Ortt as part of the 2017-18 state budget, and supports projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Artpark: Fans flock to Blink-182, Pvris
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 02:35 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed one of its largest crowds of the season on Monday, as punk rock fans came out to see Blink-182 perform.
Ortt delivers $40,000 to Niagara County nonprofits to assist unemployed individuals
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 08:40 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt recently delivered a total of $40,000 in state funding to two nonprofit organizations in Niagara County that assist unemployed and underemployed individuals.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: 'Beat Blossom' blooms at Artpark
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:55 pm
Internationally renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista collaborated with Buffalo-based sculptor Shasti O'Leary Soudant and students from the University at Buffalo to create a colorful, interactive work called "Beat Blossom." Both were on hand to officially debut the sound-generating instrument on Sunday at Artpark in Lewiston. A dedication ceremony and concert took place inside the Percussion Garden.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
'Olden Days to Modern Ways': Niagara County Fair coming to Lockport
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the Niagara County Fair over its five-day run Aug. 2-6. The fair, held at 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, will include local events, live music, shows, contests, food, rides and other attractions - making it the largest youth fair in New York.
Niagara Falls: Olin Corp. pledges support to new Niagara Community Center
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Olin Corp., an industrial supplier of chlorine-related products and a major employer in Niagara Falls, recently presented a check for $10,000 to the new Niagara Community Center, which is adjacent to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Blondie & Garbage bring 'Rage and Rapture' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 04:55 pm
As advertised, Blondie and Garbage brought buckets of angst and political disdain to Lewiston on Tuesday as part of the "Rage and Rapture" Tour stop at Artpark in Lewiston. They also brought truckloads of talent, stellar production and a batch of hit songs primarily from the 1980s and '90s.
Poloncarz: Bethlehem Steel agreement heralds new age for historic Lackawanna site
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by representatives from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, the Empire State Development Corp., the City of Lackawanna, and Tecumseh Redevelopment Inc. along with numerous other officials and agencies, to announce Erie County's acquisition of 148 acres of industrial land at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.
Wegmans, Instacart to expand same-day grocery delivery to Western & Central New York
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:15 am
Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and Wegmans Food Markets will expand same-day grocery delivery service to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in August. The service allows Wegmans customers to complete their grocery shopping online, and have their orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour.
Kingdom Bound: Seventh Day Slumber arises with new message of hope on 'Found'
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 03:10 pm
On "Sky is Falling," the fist-pumping lead single from Seventh Day Slumber's new album "Found," lead singer Joseph Rojas sings, "It's not over unless you give up the fight."
'Soldiers of the Revolution' at Fort Niagara: American Revolution on Niagara Frontier to be re-enacted
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
Old Fort Niagara will share American Revolution history with the public on Aug. 5-6, when it presents "Soldiers of the Revolution" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This re-enactment complements the daily summer programming currently happening at the fort, which features the British occupation of the fort from 1775-83.
'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge' crowns a winner
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:10 am
The "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" season concluded with a two-hour finale on Sunday, in which six teams faced off in semifinal heats in hopes of competing as one of the top three teams to race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Kingdom Bound: Britt Nicole living life, making music for a greater good
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 pm
Britt is one of the performers at this year's Kingdom Bound Music Festival at Darien Lake. She is slated to perform at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 29, on the amphitheater stage.
PHOTOS: Ziggy Marley, Cyro Baptista, Philip Burke, Brit Floyd at Artpark
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 11:50 am
Classic rock, pop-rock-reggae, world music and a Slyboots Circus took center stage at Artpark this week.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Western Niagara County libraries
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:55 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Wednesday delivered a total of $55,000 in state funding to the public libraries in western Niagara County. Ortt secured the funds as part of this year's state budget.
Goo Goo Dolls to perform at Darien Lake
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:45 pm
Buffalo's own multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will have new songs in hand when returning to Western New York next month.
Cuomo: Brine Wells Development selected as developer for Hotel Niagara
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced Brine Wells Development LLC has been chosen as the developer for the restoration of the historic Hotel Niagara in downtown Niagara Falls.
PHOTOS: Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents 'Reverence to 50 Years of Elegance'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 11:45 pm
More than 250 people came out to Niagara Falls High School's Performing Arts Center on Friday to celebrate 50 years of the Greater Niagara Ballet Company (formerly Niagara Civic Ballet). In particular, they came to celebrate dancers past and present, as well as artistic director and founder Beverley Feder, FUSTD, FCUSA, FICIA.
 

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