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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.
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.
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.
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.
Team effort revitalizes Canal Fest of the Tonawandas
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 05:30 pm
Teamwork brought Canal Fest of the Tonawandas from hiatus to hurrahs this past Sunday. It was opening day of the eight-day festival with a ceremony on the Renaissance Bridge between its Twin Cities hosts, Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
'Touch a Truck' returns to Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum for fun, free day for families
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced the return of its signature event, "Touch a Truck," to Canalside. The Western New York community is invited to join in the free fun at Canalside on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 30, with a quiet sensory hour from 10-11 a.m. for those who are sensitive to loud noises.
Niagara County Sherriff's Office announces July 4 high-visibility engagement campaign results
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti is pleased to share the results from the July 4 DWI enforcement campaign.
Niagara Falls native Liz Asklar Cotrufello to appear on 'JEOPARDY!'
Sat, Jul 15th 2023 03:20 pm
Liz Asklar Cotrufello will appear as a contestant on the Wednesday, July 19, episode of "JEOPARDY!" (7:30 p.m. on WIVB-TV Channel 4).
Wheatfield Town Board clears hurdle to allow cannabis sale
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 11:00 am
Wheatfield is one step further in the process to allow retail and on-site consumption businesses to sell marijuana to adults in properly zoned areas of town.
Battle of La belle Famille tour at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 11:00 am
Old Fort Niagara and the Town of Porter Historical Society are joining forces to commemorate the Battle of La belle Famille with a free walking tour at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24.
Strong summer start: Lewiston Council on the Arts draws big crowds
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 09:00 am
During five fabulous performances in 10 days, over 2,000 people came out to hear the Lewiston Council on the Arts' free outdoor concerts in Academy Park and the Hennepin Park Gazebo.
Lewiston Memorial Day committee awards, thanks sponsors
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 08:55 am
The Village of Lewiston's Memorial Day parade and luncheon committee honored sponsors at a ceremony Monday at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Academy Park. Those honored included:
Photos: Barenaked Ladies bring 'Last Summer on Earth,' Del Amitri & Five For Fighting to Artpark
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 06:45 pm
In what has become an annual tradition, the Barenaked Ladies returned to Artpark in Lewiston for a sold-out concert on Tuesday. "The Last Summer on Earth Tour" featured some of the Canadian band's biggest hits - and even more hits from opening acts Del Amitri and Five For Fighting.
Lace up for 22nd annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:30 pm
Lace up your running shoes and come run with up to 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, and take their mark for the 22nd annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY (RMHC of WNY) 5K Run.
Catholic Charities: More than $9.1 million raised for Appeal 2023
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:25 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced today that Appeal 2023, in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith," achieved a total of $9,124,024.89 in cash and pledges, representing 96% of its $9.5 million goal.
Artpark lives up to billing, with poetry, family programming, children's events, new music & iconic performances
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 12:10 pm
Artpark & Company's goal, as defined, is "Where art + nature + culture fuse into unforgettable experiences." The venue "fosters a transformative world of artistic engagement that explores the human experience, cultivates creativity, and encourages curiosity. Our work is informed by a long tradition of discovery, an expectation of artistic excellence, and an awareness of the inspiration of singular natural splendor."
Veterans event brings unity to Wheatfield community
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:00 am
The Wheatfield Veterans Memorial was the gathering spot on Saturday for veterans and families to educate, reflect, share stories, express gratitude and enjoy camaraderie.
Coming soon: Sue's Frame of Mind opens new location, 3 Sisters Garlic & Oils added to culinary center
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:00 am
Two popular River Region businesses are taking over two vacant Village of Lewiston parcels.
Summerfest at Porter-on-the-Lake includes skydivers, family fun & entertainment
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 09:35 am
Summer fun is in full swing, with a whole slew of outdoor happenings going on wherever you look.
Kingdom Bound 2023: We Are Messengers find 'Where The Joy Is'
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 09:25 am
Previewing songs from We Are Messengers' next full-length album, "Where The Joy Is," Mulligan said it's "Full of bangers. Absolute bangers. I was actually listening to it before I jumped on the call with you. I was just praising the Lord ... and thumping the steering wheel! (Laughs)."
BOCES graduates work with Jack Black on Tenacious D project
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
Recently, two alumni of Jennifer Manning's Orleans/Niagara BOCES animation, film and visual effects program, Jack Gatto (Lewiston-Porter graduate) and Geoff Roberts (Niagara Wheatfield graduate), had the amazing opportunity to work on the animated video for the song "Video Games" by actor/musician Jack Black's band, Tenacious D.
State park campground accommodations open for 2024 solar eclipse
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced people who want to experience a rare total solar eclipse in April 2024 can stay at seven State Park campgrounds that will open for the event. Her team said an early opening will help accommodate an expected influx of visitors heading to several regions of the state to witness the celestial event.
HART to open Dr. Joyce E. Sirianni Education Center
Mon, Jul 3rd 2023 10:00 am
The Dr. Joyce E. Sirianni Education Center is officially opening Tuesday, July 11.
Remedies en route for Staley Road safety concerns
Sat, Jul 1st 2023 06:55 am
There was good news at Monday's Town Board meeting for Staley Road residents who have expressed their traffic safety concerns about the road they live on.
North Tonawanda father & grandfather seeking kidney transplant
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 03:05 pm
Paul Kupiec is a longtime North Tonawanda resident. He and his wife, MaryBeth, enjoy joining in community events and activities, but health issues now limit his energy and options. Kupiec and his family hope that a kidney transplant will give him a new lease on life.
Town of Lewiston: Modern presents 'new vision' for refuse, recycling services
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 11:00 am
With the Lewiston Town Board on "summer status" - with one regular meeting held each month and no work sessions on the calendar until September - one would think the board's workload would lighten. That was not the case Monday, as a number of items were covered - including news on Modern Disposal's waste/recycling services for the community.
'Summer of '69' rides again! Annual LCA event is July 7
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 11:00 am
Break out your favorite tie-dyed T-shirt and your bellbottom jeans and head down to Academy Park for the grooviest summer happening around. The annual "Summer of '69" concert is set for 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 7, in Lewiston's Academy Park.
Niagara County primary election results
Wed, Jun 28th 2023 09:05 am
The Niagara County Board of Elections had released unofficial vote counts from Tuesday's primary election. Among the local results:
National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division band sets 6 free concerts in Western New York
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 07:00 am
The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band will be touring Western New York from June 30 to July 4.
'Theatre Alongside the Canal' to debut at Tonawandas Canal Street Pavilion
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 10:45 am
The nonprofit Tonawandas Gateway Harbor Inc. announced the premier of "Theatre Alongside the Canal," a free outdoor theater in the new Canal Street Pavilion in Tonawandas Gateway Harbor Park - the western terminus of the Erie Canal.
Taste of Buffalo celebrates 40 years of food & fun
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 07:00 am
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets celebrates its 40th birthday when it returns to downtown Buffalo on Saturday, July 8 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, July 9 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
'Interim' tag removed from Town of Niagara police chief's title, as Guiliani settles in permanently
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Following his first attempt at the New York state civil service exam for police chiefs and assistant chiefs, Craig Guiliani made a deal with the Town of Niagara's human resources director.
'Fab Four' in Buffalo: Zoo welcomes 4 lion cubs
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:30 pm
On June 2-3, the Buffalo Zoo's African lion pride grew when it welcomed the birth of four active lion cubs. All cubs were born to their mother, Lusaka, and father, Tiberius.
NYS: Older adults among those at highest risk for heat-related illness
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:05 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) are urging older adults, their family members and caretakers to be prepared for high temperatures and excessive heat this summer. NYSOFA and NYSDOH also offer tips and resources for older adults and loved ones to stay safe.
Lewiston business owners provide 'sandwich board' suggestions; Village Board to use input in creating new law
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 08:55 am
The Village of Lewiston is one step closer to adopting a new "sandwich boards" sign law following a productive, one-hour meeting with business owners at Tuesday's monthly meeting.

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