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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.
Erie County: Savage calls for passage of Child Victims Act
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:00 pm
Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter J. Savage III was joined by Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn to announce his support for passage of the Child Victims Act. The bill would empower survivors of childhood sexual abuse to confront their abusers as adults, and provide law enforcement with the means to bring child predators to justice.
VIDEO: Penguin Coast debuts at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Mar 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara officially opened its new, $3.5 million exhibit, Penguin Coast, on Wednesday. The new space is five times larger than the previous habitat and enables the venue to apply for Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation.
City of Niagara Falls honors NF Powerhawks for playoff berth
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 07:05 pm
On Monday evening, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster issued a proclamation honoring the Niagara Falls Powerhawks hockey team for their success in the 2017-18 season, which is their first in Niagara Falls.
Just short: Niagara-Wheatfield falls in state championship
Sun, Mar 11th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team has been through it all this season. Coming off the previous season where they didn't make the sectional final; a middle of the season where they weren't playing their best hockey; a historic end of the season run; and the tragic loss of a classmate mixed into four months was just tidbits of what the Falcons went through. After the tragedy in the community, the team uplifted many Wheatfield spirits with a run to the New York state large schools championship. Unfortunately, good things come to an end, and on Sunday evening, the Falcons were defeated by the No. 1 team in New York state, the Victor Blue Devils, 5-1.
Frontier House: Court wants progress in next 30 days
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Wednesday night in Town of Lewiston Justice Court, the Hon. Thomas Sheeran told principal Frontier House owners Richard and Judy Hastings he wants to see "something that we can point to that gets us closer to the goal line" of exterior renovations and/or a sale. The judge gave the Hastings family 30 days in which to act.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
A report by WalletHub finds the Buffalo-Niagara area ranks No. 4 among the best U.S. cities when it comes to celebrating Irish-American heritage for 2018. In its rating, WalletHub examined "17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick's Day to weather forecasts."
Jacobs, Gallivan push for increase in childcare program
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:40 pm
New York State Sens. Chris Jacobs and Pat Gallivan are leading the fight to secure $2 million in the fiscal year 2019 state budget for a childcare program that helps low-income working parents.
Interview: Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace talks Niagara Falls show, soaring with 'Somethingness'
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 08:50 pm
When Our Lady Peace performs Monday at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, the band will pay homage to its 20-year-old, Diamond-selling album, "Clumsy." But it's their 20-day-old album, "Somethingness," that has OLP excited.
Funtime Presents Lindsey Stirling at Artpark Mainstage Theater on Aug. 9
Wed, Mar 7th 2018 09:40 am
Violinist Lindsey Stirling will perform with a full orchestra at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on Thursday, Aug. 9, as a special Funtime Presents event. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9.
Lewiston Harvest Festival will be 'hopping' this year
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Harvest Festival, which expanded onto Center Street for the first time in 2017, is growing again in 2018.
Ortt meets with WNY Library Resource Council
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:35 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt recently met with members of the Western New York Library Resource Council.
Lewiston: Modern donates to VFW park project
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Modern Disposal's Robert Trunzo, second from left, presented a check to Veterans of Foreign Wars (Downriver Post No. 7487) members Vince Canosa, Bill Justyk and Matt Zarosl on Tuesday. The money will go toward a restoration project inside Academy Park in Lewiston.
Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony, luncheon announced
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day remembrance committee announced it will sponsor a Memorial Day Parade, remembrance ceremony and community luncheon on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28).
Memorial Medical Center Foundation announces 2018 Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
David DeMizio, left, of ComDoc and Michael Cardamone, D.C., of Cardamone Chiropractic, have been named the 2018 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament co-chairs.
Poloncarz, Burstein review 2017 Erie County opioid fatalities
Tue, Feb 27th 2018 10:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Tuesday joined county Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to review the latest county data on the opioid epidemic and fatalities associated with it, noting the Erie County Medical Examiner's office has confirmed 233 opioid overdose fatalities for 2017, with another 35 cases suspected but still pending confirmation. In 2016, 301 individuals died of an opioid overdose in Erie County.
Champions: Niagara-Wheatfield hockey defeats Williamsville North to win Section VI finals
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 10:35 pm
It's been four days shy of three years since the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team raised their last Section VI championship. On Monday evening, the Falcons got back to the top, as they defeated unbeaten Williamsville North, 2-0, in the Section VI large schools title game.
Enter Sandman: Metallica returns to Buffalo in October
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 09:45 am
Metallica is continuing their "WorldWired Tour" in 2018 following a string of sold-out shows last year. The band will perform inside KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
VFW working to restore Academy Park memorial
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
On Wednesday, representatives of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, accepted a donation from DiMino Tops Lewiston. The money will go toward the restoration of the veterans memorial monuments inside Academy Park - a project the local VFW will spearhead this year.
Joan Wolfgang honored for her work at NCCC
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:05 pm
Joan Wolfgang, the second-longest-serving member of the Niagara County Community College board of trustees, was honored posthumously for her dedicated work at NCCC at the February board meeting.
As corporate Tops restructures, Lewiston store plans expansion
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:25 pm
After days of speculation, on Wednesday Tops Markets LLC formally announced it is "pursuing a financial restructuring in order to eliminate a substantial portion of debt from the company's balance sheet and position Tops for long-term success."
Niagara University honoree Margaret Brennan named host of 'Face the Nation' on CBS
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:50 pm
Margaret Brennan, who was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters during Niagara University's 2015 undergraduate commencement ceremony, was named by CBS today as the next moderator of "Face the Nation," the Sunday morning political talk show.
Buffalo: Students create their vision for UB GRoW Home's next move
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo's award-winning GRoW Home will soon need a change of address form. That's because the 1,100-square-foot, ultra-efficient dwelling will be relocated from its current spot on UB's South Campus to a more prominent, and permanent, location next to the Solar Strand on the university's North Campus.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 67th class
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
It was almost exactly seven years ago - Feb. 28, 2011 - that the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy commenced offering training at Niagara University.
Village of Lewiston sets dates for summer festivals, events
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve dates and times for summer and late fall festivals and entertainment series.
Lewiston: Mayor Terry Collesano stepping down
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 12:55 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano held a press conference Monday morning to announce he will not seek a third term as the municipality's chief executive. He was joined in the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom by family, friends and colleagues.
Despite immigration challenges, NU's incoming international student enrollment rises
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:55 am
As immigration curtailment efforts continue in the White House, the number of incoming international students is rising steadily at Niagara University.
On the brink: The inspirational story of Dante Moultrie
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 02:40 pm
The 2017-18 North Tonawanda Lumberjacks boys basketball team came into this year off one of their best seasons in program history. Coming off a sectional title, there were some unknowns as to how the team would perform this season. New faces surrounded the varsity squad, including 10th-grader Dante Moultrie.
Chris Collins stands with families of Flight 3407 on 9th anniversary
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins on Thursday joined the families of Flight 3407 as they commemorated the ninth anniversary of the 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash in Clarence.
Grand opening set for Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:15 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will open May 4. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
O.A.R. books return engagement at Artpark
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 03:10 pm
Of A Revolution brings its "The Just Like Paradise Tour" to Lewiston for a show on Wednesday, Aug 22. Special guest Matt Nathanson will open. Tickets for the "Coors Light Concert" show at Artpark go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 16.
Artpark adds Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton to 'Tuesdays in the Park' lineup
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 10:05 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced classic rockers Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will team up for a special double-bill on July 3 as part of the M&T Bank presents "Tuesdays in the Park" summer concert series.
Celebrating the River Region
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
Awards will be presented to those contributing to the success of the local area when the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce holds its annual awards gala on Thursday, April 19, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Celebrating Black History Month
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its 12th annual Black History Month Celebration on Thursday. Honored for their service were associates Ronald Winkfield, R.N.; Amanda Lucas, cardiology technician; and Takeitha Clarke, nurse attendant. The Rev. JoAnne Scott of Word of Life Ministries was the guest speaker.
Welcome to Lewiston, Griffon House
Wed, Feb 7th 2018 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce coordinated a ribbon-cutting for Ken Scibetta, Ed Webster and the staff at the new Griffon House, 810 Center St., Lewiston.
VIDEO: First-responders break down chemical scare at Lewiston-Porter High School
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 04:00 pm
A "completely accidental" mixture of two liquids used for swimming pool maintenance created a chemical scare Tuesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
 

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