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'Invest in a Vest': Safety equipment arrives for Lewiston police officers
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 06:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced Monday it is in receipt of 24 new tactical ballistic vests. Each vest contains a metal plate, weighs close to 30 pounds, and is rated level IV, which is the highest level of protective gear.
Lewiston: Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event returns to Artpark
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
More than 800 people of all ages, backgrounds and areas are expected to take part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 14. They will be drawn together by one common bond: In some way, they have all been touched by the heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease.
Niagara University featured in 'Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:20 pm
Less than one week after unveiling new electric car charging stations on its campus, Niagara University was named one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review. The education services company features NU in the 2017 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges, which was published Sept. 19.
Cal's Grinders opens in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Lewiston sub shop Cal's Grinders is opening this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival. The eatery will be located in the former Melloni's Meats, Catering and Deli on Center Street.
Jacobs secures education funds for Northwest Buffalo Community Center
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured an allocation of $50,000 in state education dollars for the Northwest Buffalo Community Center (NWBCC). The monies will be used to support the renovation of the education center that provides educational assistance programs for children in grades 1-12.
Niagara University schedules events to celebrate 400 years of Vincentian charism
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
The first Vincentian university established in the U.S. has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism.
Beginning of fall ... or beginning of summer?
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 10:45 am
Though Friday marks the official start of fall, Western New York residents can expect unseasonably warm temperatures for the rest of the month. The Weather Channel predicts high 70s and low 80s for the next seven days, followed by a mix of 70s and 60s the following week.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show expanding in 2017
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 07:00 am
The 34th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. This year, there's a big change to the festival: Center Street will be closed from Fourth to Seventh streets. Vendors will be set up in the street to ease congestion for attendees and allow more room throughout the festival, leaving areas in front of retail storefronts open for customers.
'After the Sun Fell': Feature film made in Lewiston to get special BIFF screening
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 10:00 am
"The Morning Sun" will rise once again in Western New York.
Power Authority: New additions, crowd favorites at 2017 Wildlife Festival
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Wildlife and science shows, a glimpse of Tuscarora culture and a variety of kid-friendly conservation activities will top the New York Power Authority's 32nd annual Wildlife Festival on Sept. 23-24 at the Niagara Power Vista visitor center in Lewiston.
The Maize opens 2017 with a giving theme
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:00 pm
When The Maize, 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, opens in the fall, weather permitting each year, there is always a certain theme that the maze wants to promote. In certain years its promoted Buffalo, with the maze being designed in a Sabres logo or Bandits logo and more. In 2017, the maze has been designed to the theme "Hometown Heroes."
Shea's 710 Theatre receives major funding boost from Jacobs
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:40 pm
Shea's 710 Theatre will be the recipient of $200,000 in state funds obtained by New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs. The monies will support construction costs for building upgrades that are part of a multiyear project.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper announces completion of Hyde Park Lake living shoreline project
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:40 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has announced the completion of the Hyde Park Lake living shoreline project, a two-year effort in partnership with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Greenway Ecological Standing Committee. The project enhanced 600 linear feet of shoreline located near the Rose Garden on the eastern end of Hyde Park Lake.
VIDEO: Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives $825,000 grant to expand Clearview
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 05:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce it is the recipient of an $825,200 grant from the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program. Funding will support the expansion of the hospital's Clearview treatment services, a confidential, inpatient rehabilitation program dedicated to the holistic care of people whose lives have been affected by drugs and/or alcohol.
Jamie Hagerty named Peach Queen, capping 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 07:15 am
The 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival took place this past weekend at Academy Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, the four-day event is a major fundraiser used to raise monies for local educational and community endeavors.
Niagara County: Col. Mark S. Larson takes command of 914th Air Refueling Wing
Sun, Sep 10th 2017 10:25 pm
Col. Mark S. Larson took command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing from Col. Brian S. Bowman on Sunday during a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls air reserve station.
'Kidz 'n' Kites' ready to fly for 20th straight year
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 09:05 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 16, Veterans Memorial Park will host the 20th annual "Kidz 'n' Kites" celebration. Kids and families from all around are welcome to come out and enjoy a free event in the town.
Buffalo River restoration effort brings partners together at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 08:50 pm
Erie County's Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park on Seneca Street in Buffalo was the site Friday for a multitude of volunteers helping to beautify and protect the park itself and the adjoining waters of the Buffalo River. Personnel from the Erie County environment and planning and parks departments were joined by counterparts from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Labatt USA, Pegula Sports Entertainment, the Buffalo Sabres, Try-It Distributing and WNY PRISM to clean up the habitat area, remove invasive species, plant native pollinators and grasses, and place new trees and shrubs at the site.
Niagara offers A to Z solution: County will make bid for Amazon's attention
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 08:25 pm
Niagara County economic development officials will pitch the county to global commerce giant Amazon as an optimal site to expand its entry into foreign markets and optimize legal free trade and international commerce opportunities in an era when multilateral trade treaties are undergoing increasing scrutiny at the federal level.
Roadcase Royale: Heart's Nancy Wilson hits road with hard-hitting new funk-rock band
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 06:30 pm
Nancy Wilson has joined forces with vocalist Liv Warfield - formerly of Prince's New Power Generation - to create a dynamic live band she dubbed Roadcase Royale. The outfit is set to release its first record on Sept. 22, the 10-song "First Things First," and is opening for the Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band "Silver Bullet Tour" this fall.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Artpark hosts US premiere of 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 08:00 am
"Big Bang," by Plasticiens Volants, made its U.S. debut on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Artpark in Lewiston. The dazzling, one-night-only aerial exhibition combined large-scale pieces of floating art in the skies with performance artists on the ground - all to the beat of the touring company's original soundtrack.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
Island community completes GI Challenge for room at new Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
A cross-section of Grand Island came together Thursday to celebrate the Viking spirit that helped the community meet a fundraising challenge for the new Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Marble Orchard comes to life (sort of) in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:10 pm
Whether you're just out to have some fun or to learn something of the paranormal, Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past, as well as its gloriously creepy present. Lurking behind Lewiston's serene fa├žade lies a shadowy past filled with nightmarish spirits, ominous events and haunted buildings.
Empower extends care to community by offering elder care program
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:40 pm
Empower will soon offer a new adult day program that aims to benefit not only its senior participants, but also those who care for them.
Lewiston's Mildred Cummings, 98 years young, has Jet Boat adventure
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:40 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours recently surpassed a personal record of oldest passenger ever on-board one of its boats, with a visit from Lewiston local Mildred Cummings.
Higgins calls for changes to proposed NYSDOT Skyway rehab plan
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:30 pm
As the New York State Department of Transportation sets out to begin a more than $27 million rehabilitation of the Buffalo Skyway, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for the agency to rethink investments beyond those structurally necessary for public safety while also implementing sensible traffic technology measures that could make a big difference for Southtown commuters.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
Countdown to Peach Festival begins
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 05:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a press conference on Wednesday to officially kickoff preparations for the 60th Niagara County Peach Festival. The popular end-of-summer event will be held Sept. 7-10 at Academy Park on Center Street.
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.
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.
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.
 

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