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Markiewicz named president & CEO of Catholic Health; Sullivan steps down after 30-year career
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 05:30 pm
Catholic Health announced Mark Sullivan has decided to step down as president and CEO on Aug. 31 after a 30-year career with the health system. Monsignor Robert E. Zapfel, chair of Catholic Health's Corporate Members and Sponsors Council, also announced the appointment of Joyce Markiewicz, the system's executive vice president and chief business development officer, to succeed Sullivan as president and CEO.
Buffalo AKG unveils tallest mural to date, first on public housing development
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:30 am
On Monday, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum formally unveiled a new mural on the southeast fa├žade of Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments (LBJ) at 167 Humboldt Parkway, a Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) public housing development that primarily houses elderly and disabled residents.
Clarence Center creator takes top prize in first Lewiston Art Festival appearance
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 09:00 am
Renee Arno made a grand debut at the 57th annual Lewiston Art Festival, with her stained-glass lamp earning Best of Show on Saturday.
Erie County cares about your pets
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
As last week marked the official end of the "dog days of summer," families will be taking their final vacations, enjoying as many beach days as possible, and flocking to the county and state fairs all before pumpkin spice and shorter days take over. This summer has been nothing short of ideal and, after the winter we had, we absolutely deserved every beautiful day.
Kinney looking for Village Board approval of new Lewiston waterfront docking system
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 11:00 am
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours President John Kinney has proposed a docking system for the waterfront area parallel to his operation's staging area. He said the seawall there, as is, is not practically usable for transient boaters - or even for WJBT. Kinney would like to reconfigure the area to better accommodate his patrons. He has offered to donate his existing adjacent docking area to the municipality for the betterment of transient boaters.
Air base concert to celebrate Air Force Reserve's 75th year
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 11:00 am
The public is getting an opportunity to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for a special evening of free entertainment. It's also a chance to see the air base itself, a key part of Western New York's ongoing history of military service.
New Fitness Court debuts at Porter on the Lake Park
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 10:00 am
The Town of Porter cut the ribbon Wednesday for what could be best described as one the most technologically advanced outdoor exercise facilities of its kind.
Considering going electric? Some travelers are renting EVs for 'test drives' while on vacation
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 09:40 am
More and more drivers are interested in electric vehicles, and some are "taking one for a spin" as a rental car while on vacation. AAA's rental car partner Hertz has been investing heavily in electric vehicles for its fleet with purchases from Tesla, Polestar and GM.
'Architect Barbie' co-creators explain impact of 'Barbie' movie
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 09:40 am
As Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" movie continues its momentum, breaking box office records and becoming one of the most talked about movies of the summer, Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Despina Stratigakos are keenly aware of the film's significance for women everywhere.
Russell J. Salvatore donates van to Diocese of Buffalo
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 08:00 pm
Noted restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore purchased a delivery van for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo that will service all eight counties of Western New York.
USACE Buffalo District awards contract for balance of plant & groundwater operable units at Niagara Falls Storage Site
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 12:25 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, announced it awarded a $40 million contract to Enviro-Fix Solutions LLC for Niagara Falls Storage Site (NFSS) remedial and site services.
Make plans for 26th annual Buffalo Niagara Buddy Walk
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 11:15 am
Please join the Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and local affiliate organization of The National Down Syndrome Society on Saturday, Sept. 9, for the 26th annual Buffalo Niagara Buddy Walk in the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival parade.
YMCA Turkey Trot registration opens
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 09:00 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara announced registration for the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot will open at 11 a.m. this morning. Runners may register at www.YMCATurkeyTrot.org until race capacity is reached.
'We have to turn these opioid trends around - we've done it before and we can do it again'
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 05:55 pm
Monday's quarterly meeting of the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force was an opportunity to warn community members about an alarming increase in opioid poisoning deaths with cocaine involvement.
Making magic for the masses: A week behind the scenes at Artpark
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:10 am
Artpark & Company used extra-small font on its heavy-stock, 8-1/2-by-11 2023 season poster in order to cram in as many listings as possible. It doesn't escape me that this typographical method reflects the standard the performing, visual, educational and environmental arts venue has set by jam-packing summers with concerts, walks, tours and talks.
Buffalo Launch Club readies for 44th annual Antique Classic Boat Show
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 11:00 am
Boating season is in full swing, particularly in the Great Lakes region, which, overall, offers the best on-water fun this time of year.
Hochul announces New York State Parks centennial celebration
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday previewed a year-long celebration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of New York's statewide park and historic site system to take place in 2024. Her team said, "The celebration will both highlight and build upon one of New York state's greatest environmental legacies.
North American premiere of La Fura dels Baus' 'Carmina Burana' at Artpark sells out
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 05:50 pm
The North American premiere of La Fura dels Baus' production of "Carmina Burana" performed to a sell-out crowd of 2,400 at Artpark on Saturday, July 29, marking the return of opera to the performance venue after a three-decade hiatus.
USA Niagara board: Aquarium of Niagara preferred developer for key downtown parcel
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:55 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Monday and named the Aquarium of Niagara (AON) as the preferred developer of a key parcel of land in downtown Niagara Falls.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino named finalist in USA TODAY contest
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:50 pm
After attracting millions of visitors from around the world for the past two decades, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is now in line for prestigious national recognition.
Fun(ner) Summer continues: Strates Shows midway returns to Erie County Fair
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:00 am
The James E. Strates Shows will again head to the Erie County Fair this August, commemorating 100 years in business and a "Centennial of Smiles." Strates Shows will bring over 70 rides, games and attractions to complete the mile-long midway in Hamburg.
Reading garden planned for Grand Island Memorial Library
Sat, Jul 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is planning to add a reading garden to the grassy area next to the building that faces the parking lot. The library will be called the Richard Earne Memorial Reading Garden, as a tribute to the late Richard Earne, who was a member of the Grand Island Rotary Club, as well as a member of the library board of trustees. He died on Sept. 18, 2022.
North Tonawanda Corn Fest to highlight City Market farmers
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara County farmers are proud of the exceptional taste of Niagara County corn, and their produce is eagerly awaited each year at the North Tonawanda City Market at 365 Payne Ave.
Lewiston Town Board puts short-term rentals on hold, approves open-ended moratorium
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 11:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board took steps Monday to get a handle on short-term rentals. While other communities continue to debate the "What to do?" question, Lewiston approved an open-ended moratorium that effectively puts the matter on hold until all questions concerning zoning codes and permitted uses are reviewed in detail.
A new era in law enforcement training: Officials break ground on police academy complex at NCCC
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 09:20 am
Tuesday marked an exciting beginning for the future of local law enforcement. Amid summer rain, county and state officials gathered with visitors from the law enforcement community to break ground for the new Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy training facility at Niagara County Community College.
Christmas in July: Why summer is the best time to book holiday travel
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:20 pm
The weather outside is frightful ... with heat. Cold temperatures may seem far off in the distance but, in the travel world, now is the time to think about those cooler days and year-end holidays! AAA travel advisers say even though most people book holiday travel in September and October, summer is the best time to make holiday plans.
Hochul cautions of dangerous heat conditions expected throughout state
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has cautioned New Yorkers of dangerous heat conditions forecast to impact much of the state later this week.
Heart, Love & Soul to host 18th annual recognition dinner
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul (HLS) will hold its 18th annual recognition dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
Buffalo City Mission, Lloyd Taco Truck host 10th annual 'Christmas in July Luncheon'
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission and Lloyd Taco Truck hosted the 10th annual "Christmas in July Luncheon" at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The event provided nearly 200 meals, which were given to the men's ministry at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise and the women's ministry located at Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor. All meals were donated in full by Lloyd Taco Truck.
'Courses in the Conservatory': Progressive dinner through Botanical Gardens
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens' popular dining event, "Courses in the Conservatory," returns for a fresh, summer, upscale spin on a farm-to-table dining experience from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
Grand Island: John Whitney resigning as supervisor Aug. 4
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 12:20 pm
Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney will resign from office effective Friday, Aug. 4.
Paddles Up hits the water running
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
The 17th annual Paddles Up Niagara is gearing up for another good run in the Niagara River on Saturday, July 29.
Niagara County Fair opens Aug. 2 with 5 days of fun at fairgrounds
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
The 2023 edition of the Niagara County Fair opens Wednesday, Aug. 2, for five days of fun at the fairgrounds, 4467 Lake Ave., Lockport.
New change in leadership at Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 11:00 am
The Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market will say goodbye to its founder, Jamie Symmonds, on Saturday. Having taken her idea and built it into a signature event at Academy Park, Symmonds said now is the right time to walk away - and she's confident her replacement, Rachel Jolbert, is the right person to move the merchants forward.
PHOTOS: New Frontier House windows installed
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 11:00 am
Reconstruction work has ramped up at the Village of Lewiston's crown jewel, with the addition of Harvey Windows + Doors casements at the Frontier House.
Project Connect Niagara offers 40-plus services to community
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 07:00 am
A one-day, one-stop event in Niagara Falls next week will bring more than 40 agencies and health providers together to help area residents who are in need of services.
LCA announces Art Festival featured artist
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 09:15 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announces its 2023 featured artist: Jessica Gadra. Her piece, "The Firebird," will be the image of this year's Art Festival.
'Thunder on the Niagara' returns to North Tonawanda's Gratwick Park
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and Hydroplane Racing League of Canada are pleased to announce this year's "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event will return to Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, Aug. 5 and 6.
NYS takes 'proactive measures to ensure safe summer' at amusement parks & fairs statewide
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:25 pm
The New York Department of State and the Department of Labor today announced proactive measures to ensure a fun, safe amusement park and fair season for families and visitors statewide.
Village of Lewiston adopts new 'sandwich board' sign law
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 07:00 am
A new "sandwich board" sign law was adopted Monday by the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. The affirmative vote follows nine months of discussions amongst elected leaders seeking uniformity and safety on Center Street, and business owners looking to keep the exterior advertising they say is key to attracting walking traffic.
 

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