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Village of Wilson is open for business
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson announced this week that, despite high water levels in the lake, summer fun, recreation and tourist-related activities are indeed alive and well in the Wilson community and harbor areas.
Community Missions honors partners & volunteers at 27th annual awards brunch
Thu, May 30th 2019 02:45 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. (CMI) held its 27th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls.
Discover Niagara Shuttle rolls into fourth season
Wed, May 29th 2019 01:15 pm
Local leaders gathered Tuesday to kick-off a new season for the Discover Niagara Shuttle. The free, hop-on/hop-off shuttle service first launched in 2016. Today, it takes passengers to 17 destinations along a 14-mile route, which stretches from Niagara Falls to Old Fort Niagara.
'Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served our country in time of war'
Mon, May 27th 2019 03:25 pm
Memorial Day was observed Monday in the Village of Lewiston with a parade, remembrance ceremony and luncheon.
VIDEO: St. Peter's dedicates shrine to Madonna
Sun, May 26th 2019 02:45 pm
A statue of the Madonna that once stood in front of Niagara Catholic High School has found a new home at the foot of St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston. On Sunday, the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma led a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication as he stood next to the monument of Mary.
'King of the Highwire' Nik Wallenda & sister, Lijana, to attempt most death-defying walk yet: 25 stories above New York City's Times Square
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:50 am
ABC announced "King of the Highwire" Nik Wallenda and his sister, Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family circus troupe, will return to the highwire for a never-before-attempted walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level, across New York City's iconic Times Square, live on Sunday, June 23 (8 p.m. EDT). "Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda" will air as a live two-hour televised event.
Preview: Artpark's summer season focusing on 'Great next thing'
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
When the lights dim on the final Artpark Amphitheater show of the season, and the band is walking off stage, patrons take a moment to reflect; they savor the experience; and, about five minutes later, they ask, "Who's coming next summer?"
Lewiston: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard celebrates 80 years with a (big) bang: New flavor, partnership with Barenaked Ladies
Fri, May 17th 2019 03:15 pm
In celebration of Hibbard's 80th anniversary this summer, the iconic original frozen custard stand is unveiling a new flavor, appropriately named "Big Barenaked Bang." The custard features a Hibbard's original recipe made with a coffee base, espresso beans, and pieces of dark chocolate.
Buffalo Cool Roof Project wins top prize in Mayor Byron W. Brown's Annual Civic Innovation Eco Challenge - Powered by AT&T
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:20 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown awarded the top prize in his Civic Innovation Eco Challenge - Powered by AT&T, to the Buffalo Cool Roof Project, created by Agnes Wilewicz and Jesse Farinacci of Buffalo.
Artpark & Company announces selection of master plan design team
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:45 pm
The Artpark & Company board of directors has confirmed selection of the lead design team for its master plan: Internationally recognized architecture and design firm SO - IL; landscape architects West 8; and theater, acoustics and digital design consultancy Charcoalblue. They are tasked with the development of a strategy to revitalize the Artpark grounds, while improving connectivity, facilities and programs.
$2.5M donation from KeyBank gives boost to ECMCC's trauma & emergency department capital campaign
Tue, May 14th 2019 09:50 am
KeyBank is making a $2.5 million donation to Erie County Medical Center Corp.'s (ECMCC) trauma and emergency department capital campaign. This grant is being made by KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, and has put the campaign close to its goal of $15 million.
Lewiston hit by wave of construction
Mon, May 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The normally picturesque Village of Lewiston was anything but on Monday, as new construction was underway at three different sites.
Community supports Nancy Price 5K
Mon, May 13th 2019 09:30 am
The Nancy Price Memorial 5K race had 68 runners signed up, along with a large number of folks who walked the course and 10 kids who ran in the half-mile "fun run."
PHOTOS: Celebration of community at Niagara River Region Chamber Gala awards
Fri, May 10th 2019 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the community at the annual Chamber Gala awards dinner. Its board of directors partnered with elected leaders and business associations to recognize the following (click to read the profile):
Niagara County Opioid Task Force, Niagara Falls School District team up to help others battle addiction
Thu, May 9th 2019 04:45 pm
Earlier today, the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) joined school administrators and art students from Niagara Falls High School to unveil the "Bus Bench Project."
Ortt honors Lockport business owner with 2019 'Women of Distinction' Award
Wed, May 8th 2019 02:15 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt welcomed Lockport businesswoman Jennifer D'Andrea to Albany to receive a 2019 "Women of Distinction" Award. Each year, women from each Senate district across New York are recognized for their outstanding contributions to their respective communities. D'Andrea was chosen for her work in providing housing for homeless and disabled veterans and their families.
Higgins & local advocates detail bipartisan bill to help individuals with severe medical needs
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Monday by representatives from People Inc., Western New York Independent Living and the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology to announce federal legislation to make it easier for individuals with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions to access specialized wheelchairs and adaptive equipment technology. Reps. Higgins and Jim Sensenbrenner have introduced H.R. 2408, the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act. The bipartisan bill creates a separate benefit category under Medicare to cover complex wheelchair and other adaptive equipment for people with severe medical needs.
CreateAthon: WNY children's organizations invited to apply for free marketing services
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:00 am
J. Fitzgerald Group (JFG) is gearing up once again for its annual 24-hour advertising and marketing services blitz to benefit area nonprofit organizations during Western New York's only CreateAthon event.
Frontier House grounds receive some TLC
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Efforts to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Frontier House began last weekend, when a team of five men from Blooms Relax Landscaping manicured the green space in front of and around the 195-year-old building, and cleaned up the children's' play area once used by McDonald's Restaurant.
Maid of the Mist leads way with first all-electric vessels built in US
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the Maid of the Mist, which has been navigating the waters of the Lower Niagara River since 1846, is preparing to launch the first two, new, all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels constructed in the U.S.
Downtown Buffalo: ECHDC presents preferred vision for Outer Harbor to public
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Thursday held its third and final Buffalo Outer Harbor access and activation project open house where the preferred vision for the Outer Harbor was presented to the public.
Jacobs sponsors legislation to improve Holocaust education
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Week by announcing he has introduced legislation (S5431) that will strengthen and renew New York state's commitment to educate citizens about the Holocaust. The senator said passage of the bill would address a pressing need for better Holocaust education in schools.
Save the date: 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale returns to River Region from June 7-9
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Niagara Frontier Publications' annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale will, once again, pair unique sellers with eager buyers.
Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Emerson Hart of Tonic to perform July 9 at Artpark
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 11:45 am
Popular hitmakers Sugar Ray & Better Than Ezra with special guest Emerson Hart of Tonic will perform on July 9 in the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3.
Summer ahead: The Silo Restaurant making environmentally friendly changes for 2019
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
While 2018 was the year in which The Silo Restaurant looked to its past, 2019 is all about looking to - and preserving - the future.
Cutting carbon: In UB class, students help WNY companies go greener
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
In a new class, University at Buffalo students are confronting the challenge of climate change by working with local companies to cut their carbon footprints.
Buffalo Bisons, Duffs, Kearns team up to send 1,000 veterans to 'Thank A Vet Day' at ballpark
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
On Tuesday, at home plate in Sahlen Field, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, Duffs Famous Wings of Orchard Park and the Buffalo Bisons announced hometown heroes will be honored for their service to this country via a free event. "Thank A Vet Day at the Ballpark" is slated for 1:05 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
DeVeaux Woods State Park kicks off new projects
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, broke ground Wednesday on a comfort station that will service parkgoers at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Our Lady of Peace elevates care with new cutting-edge technology
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 11:40 am
Our Lady of Peace, a leading provider of nursing and rehabilitation services in Western New York, has implemented EarlySense's contact-free, continuous monitoring solution. The 250-bed facility installed the patient-monitoring platform to advance its dedication to patient safety and care.
Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village's summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather - which is often about 55 and overcast - friends gather together to mingle, listen to live music and eat the #FriesWithEyes.
Apple Granny defends title; named 'Best Fish Fry' in Western New York
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 09:30 am
For the second year in a row, readers voted Apple Granny Restaurant as "Best Fish Fry" in Western New York. A record 2,006 votes were cast in the Niagara Frontier Publications contest.
Tourism: 'The Other Side of NY' marketing campaign launches in New York City
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:10 pm
Last week, Destination Niagara USA, in partnership with Delaware North and Niagara Falls State Park, launched a spring marketing campaign titled "The Other Side of NY." It specifically targets New York City and surrounding boroughs while aiming to highlight the various adventures to be had on the "other side of NY."
Niagara County clerk announces shared services initiative in NT
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski announced the start of the "shared services initiative," which now allows the county to expand its services to the City of North Tonawanda.
'One Nation Under a Groove': George Clinton, P-Funk and friends booked at Artpark
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 10:25 am
George Clinton's farewell tour, "One Nation Under A Groove," will make an Artpark stop on June 11 in the outdoor amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." The bill features George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Msgr. David LiPuma to take over Our Lady of Victory Basilica, institutions
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma was preparing to take on a second six-year term at St. Peter's - and continue overseeing St. Bernard's in Youngstown - the Most Rev. Richard Malone presented him with a new "daunting" challenge: shepherding Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the Lackawanna site founded by the Venerable Nelson Baker.
BPO's summer season features East Side Festival, Video Games Live, Artpark performance with Sarah McLachlan
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is planning a varied and exciting summer season that will bring the orchestra to eight communities throughout Western New York.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' team captains preparing for epic showdown at BBC
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:55 pm
The "Lewiston Jeopardy" Tournament Beer and Pizza Night team captains met Tuesday to try out their buzzers in preparation of the upcoming fundraiser for the Historical Association. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, inside the Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street.