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PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
Niagara County: Appreciation for Hospice Volunteers during Volunteer Week
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
National Volunteer Week was April 15-21, providing the perfect opportunity for organizations across the country to honor volunteers for their selfless contributions, and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round.
Jacobs delivers $1 million to expand People Inc. health care delivery
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured a major investment of $1 million in state funding to support People Inc.'s efforts to build a brand new Elmwood Health Center.
Community Missions' 'Walk for Niagara' takes right 'step' toward helping others
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:55 pm
Beyond what it already does for Niagara County, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is literally taking a step toward serving its community - several steps, in fact. On Saturday, May 5, the organization will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls. The event helps to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organization's crisis and community service programs that provide clothing, food, shelter and other services to those in need.
Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare coming to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 05:10 pm
A new center at Niagara University will investigate ethical issues related to health care and medicine facing local and global communities.
Artpark: 'Tuesdays in the Park' lineup complete with addition of Gov't Mule, Blue Rodeo & The Spinners
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 02:30 pm
Artpark & Company on Tuesday announced the addition of Gov't Mule with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (July 24), Blue Rodeo with Colin James (June 26), and The Spinners with Dave Schulz and C.O. Jones (Aug. 21). These acts complete the 2018 "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank lineup. Tickets for all three shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20.
Niagara Catholic celebrates 90 years
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 05:30 pm
Niagara Catholic High School marked 90 years on Monday with a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone. The 66th Street School was formed out of a 1975 union between Duffy and St. Mary's/Madonna high schools.
Artpark: Funtime Presents welcomes Halestorm with In This Moment to Mainstage Theater
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 10:25 am
Grammy Award-winning, modern rock band Halestorm will team up with In This Moment to co-headline a female-fronted hard rock tour. The gig makes a stop at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, as a special Funtime Presents event.
Frontier House: Repair plan expected within next 30 days
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
A plan to initiate repairs at the historic Frontier House is expected within the next 30 days.
Niagara University receives $1 million gift to enhance academic, athletic programs
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:45 pm
Niagara University has received a $1 million gift from a 1966 alumnus to transform the experience at its athletic contests and other university events, while presenting a plethora of academic, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for students.
Old Fort Niagara's re-enactment season begins with 'Patriots Day Weekend'
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:35 pm
The Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, launched the American Revolution. This history will be retold and re-enacted on April 21 and 22 at Old Fort Niagara.
Give 'em a brake: Motorists reminded road crews are back at work
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:30 pm
Niagara County Public Works officials are asking motorists to be extra-vigilant as county, state and municipal road crews get to work repairing local highways and roads following a blistering winter.
Lake Ontario: 5th annual Hospice Gran Fondo gears up for May 19 ride
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 07:05 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for its fifth year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County. The ride has become popular among local riders of all abilities.
Chamber Gala 2018: Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recipient of Chairman's Partnership Award
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:15 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been chosen as the 2018 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara.
Lewiston: Memorial Day committee meets, sponsors re-up
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:10 pm
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee met Thursday at the Veterans Memorial in Academy Park, the site of the upcoming Memorial Day Ceremony. Members brought the honors banner from the 2017 event and said they were very pleased to note last year's great sponsors have all signed up again to support this community event again in 2018.
Niagara University unveils new baseball field
Sat, Apr 7th 2018 08:15 pm
On Saturday morning, elected officials, Niagara University faculty and baseball fans alike stormed to NU for the official unveiling of renovations made to John P. Bobo field.
Niagara County's cardiac catheterization lab celebrates one-year anniversary - and 53 lives saved
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:35 pm
Emergency medical services personnel from AMR, Mercy EMS and the Niagara Falls Fire Department gathered recently at The Heart Center of Niagara to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Niagara County's first and only cardiac catheterization laboratory.
DWI victim impact panel speaker joins Poloncarz, Jancewicz to spread anti-DWI message
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz were joined Thursday by Bronte Williams of Buffalo to spread an anti-DWI message and review DWI numbers from the first quarter of 2018.
'Penguin Days' returns to Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Penguin Days" event returns on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15. Guests can enjoy group penguin encounters, and discover all there is to know about Humboldt penguins without any glass in between. During this special event, the penguins will be on stage right in front of people.
Combating zombie properties: Erie County, WNY Law Center gains significant new partner in Columbia Law School
Wed, Apr 4th 2018 04:35 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns and the Western New York Law Center on Wednesday announced a groundbreaking new partnership with Columbia Law School to help Erie County municipalities track and monitor zombie foreclosures.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara recognizes volunteers, recruits new ones
Tue, Apr 3rd 2018 06:50 pm
Old Fort Niagara recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and recognized James and Cheryl Brown of Lockport as the 2017 Volunteers of the Year.
Buffalo contestant on 'Jeopardy!' College Championship, airing April 9-20
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 03:45 pm
One week after a new NCAA Basketball champion is crowned, another exciting inter-collegiate competition will begin: the "Jeopardy!" College Championship kicks off Monday, April 9 (7:30 p.m., WIVB-TV - CBS - Channel 4). Over the course of the two-week event, 15 of America's sharpest students will vie for the $100,000 grand prize and a berth in the next edition of the "Tournament of Champions."
Artpark: Jeff Beck with special guest Ann Wilson of Heart to perform Aug. 7
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 10:30 am
Jeff Beck with special guest Ann Wilson of Heart will perform on Aug. 7 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank at Artpark. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6.
Easter coloring contest winners
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 01:45 pm
Prizes were awarded on Saturday to the winners of the 2018 Lewiston-Porter Sentinel Easter coloring contest. The family-friendly competition was co-sponsored by DeGiulio's Pharmacy, Niagara County D.A.R.E. (Niagara County Sheriff's Office), Lewiston Village Pediatrics, Friends of Ransomville Free Library and Allstate (Phil Mastantuono Agency).
New York state budget passes
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the highlights of the fiscal year 2019 budget.
Cuomo calls on International Joint Commission to maintain or increase Lake Ontario outflows
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a letter to the U.S. chair of the International Joint Commission requesting the entity maximize outflows from the Lake Ontario system to reduce the flooding risk for New Yorkers living and working along the shoreline.
Poloncarz signs new Erie County ethics law
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 06:25 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed a new local law (Intro. No. 1-2, 2018) establishing a new Erie County code of ethics for elected officials, officers and employees of the county.
Lewiston Police: 6-year-old, fatal hit-and-run cold case cracked; VIDEO
Sun, Mar 25th 2018 03:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department on Sunday announced an arrest related to the 2012 hit-and-run death of Loren Jacobs on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Lewiston.
Artpark: As acts get bigger, so, too, does ticket price
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:05 am
The "oh my goodness" of seeing which superstar musicians are headed to Artpark this summer has been paired with another OMG: The ticket price to see these acts.
Apple Granny takes 'Best Fish Fry' title
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
In a year when a record number of votes were cast - about 1,250 in total - Apple Granny received the highest number of unique votes. The restaurant was named the 2018 contest winner on Tuesday.
Water level: Lake Ontario drops, but uncertainty continues
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 06:55 am
As spring begins to emerge, those with an interest in the area's waterways - be they lake or riverfront property owners, boaters, sportsmen or recreational users - are once again paying attention to those water levels.
KeyBank donates $600,000 to Erie County Medical Center trauma center capital campaign
Thu, Mar 22nd 2018 03:35 pm
KeyBank is making a $600,000 donation to Erie County Medical Center Corp.'s trauma center capital campaign. This grant is being made by the KeyBank Foundation in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 4
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
Niagara University is inviting the community to "Take Back the Night" on Wednesday, April 4, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms.
Artpark loves the '80s! Venue welcomes Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52s, Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 10:55 am
Artpark & Company's "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank concert series continues to take shape. On Tuesday, the venue added Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey to the close the lineup. The acts will perform starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 28.
Artpark welcomes Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler to Lewiston
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 10:35 am
Legendary rock 'n' roll star Steven Tyler will headline Artpark's "Tuesday in the Park" on June 12. He will be accompanied by classic rock/country/Americana act The Loving Mary Band.
Niagara Yoga Co-op raises money for Community Missions
Sun, Mar 18th 2018 07:45 pm
Early Saturday morning, before people began the St. Patrick's Day festivities, around 35 people came to Reebok in the Fashion Outlets for some beneficial yoga instructed by Brian Ball of Niagara Yoga Co-op.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band concert at Event Center to benefit HART
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band will once again present an event to benefit the Home Assistance Referral Team. A charity concert is slated for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event has free admission. Guests can participate in basket and 50/50 raffles.
Hard Rock grant will enable Buffalo Music Hall of Fame to help Niagara County veterans
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 09:05 pm
It was almost two years ago - as the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, was celebrating its 20th anniversary - that Richard Sargent first told this news outlet of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's desire to bring its Musician Medics program to Niagara Falls. The local rock 'n' roll stars sought to pay it forward in the Cataract City - but there was a roadblock: funding.
Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter has died
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 04:35 pm
Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff to Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, D-NY-25, announced the congresswoman passed away early Friday morning surrounded by family at George Washington University Hospital after sustaining an injury in her Washington, D.C., residence last week.
Niagara University's CMAA student chapter best in country for 9th straight year
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:40 pm
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America's (CMAA) is the best in the country - for an incredible ninth straight year.
 

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