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Wildlife Festival returns to Niagara Power Vista Sept. 24-25
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 07:00 am
Wildlife shows, conservation and science activities, and a glimpse of Tuscarora culture top the program at the New York Power Authority's Wildlife Festival Sept. 24-25. The free family festival, co-sponsored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs (NCFCC), will run both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Developer looking to convert Lewiston Event Center into self-storage
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:15 am
Plans were presented to the Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission and Planning boards on Monday to renovate the Lewiston Event Center and convert it into a self-storage facility.
Kinney looks to improve Lewiston waterfront properties
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:05 am
The success of John Kinney's waterfront business - and that of his tenant - has resulted in a need for upgrades to his three properties.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announces gala awardees
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, along with elected leaders, will honor three outstanding recipients for the 2022 Niagara River Region Chamber Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10, at The Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Meatball Street Brawl VI' scheduled for Sept. 25
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:30 pm
"Meatball Street Brawl" - "Buffalo's tastiest food competition" - returns for its sixth year on Sunday, Sept. 25, outside Osteria 166 on West Mohawk Street, between Delaware and Franklin. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
Susan G. Komen 'More Than Pink' Walk on Oct. 1 to help support critical patient services
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:15 pm
Susan G. Komen will host its "More Than Pink" Walk on Oct. 1 to raise money for programs that directly support people going through breast cancer now, and remove barriers to quality and timely care.
Leaders to conduct binational dialogue on US-Canada interests
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins and Bill Huizenga, along with Canadian Sen. Michael L. MacDonald and Member of Parliament John McKay, all of whom serve as co-chairs of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, announced plans for bilateral discussions on issues related to U.S.-Canada interests. A meeting of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Niagara Gospel Mission debuts 'Liberty Suite'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "The Liberty Suite" at its facility at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
Modern English headlines next 'Spirit of the 80s' concert
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:05 pm
The "Spirit of the 80s" is back at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Ontario House, aka "The Stone Jug," 358 Main St., Youngstown. Tickets are $25 presale and online at Eventbrite.com, or $30 at the door.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming clinics
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer the bivalent coronavirus booster at all upcoming clinics.
Village of Lewiston Board votes to lower speed limit; no start date set
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend local law 3-2022 and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. They sought to take advantage of legislation signed last month by Gov. Kathy Hochul (A.1007-A/S.2021-A) permitting municipalities to implement such a change.
Preparing for back-to-school? Here's how to pack your child a heart-healthy lunch
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:50 pm
With back-to-school season in full swing, parents are preparing for their children's return to school. The American Heart Association has some tips to help parents plan school lunches, since they play an essential role in a student's wellbeing and success in the year ahead.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces 2022 winter tour: 'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO & More'
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
Multi-Platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced the dates for its anticipated 2022 winter tour, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - the Best of TSO & More." After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th anniversary celebration of "Christmas Eve and Other Stories."
New exhibit, 'Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs,' debuts
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum will debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, "Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs," at an opening reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Higgins, Visit Buffalo Niagara & Destination Niagara USA lead discussion on economic impact of travel & tourism
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday joined representatives from Visit Buffalo Niagara and Destination Niagara USA for a roundtable discussion led by the U.S. Travel Association. Western New York leaders, organizations and destinations chatted about the importance of travel and tourism to the local economy.
Niagara Falls City School District recognizes Bloneva Bond
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) officially renamed Niagara Street School Bloneva Bond Primary at a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon in the school auditorium at 2513 Niagara St. On hand were Bond's family members, former board members she served with, current NFCSD Board of Education members, teachers and staff.
School's open, drive carefully - a lifesaving message for 76 years
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement and state leaders, kicked off the annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back in action, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. With many school districts facing bus driver shortages, all drivers are encouraged to be patient and use extra caution. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced student drivers returning to high school and college.
Groundbreaking for new West Side Bazaar
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction has begun on a $11.5 million project to create a new and significantly expanded West Side Bazaar. Her team said, "Founded by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative in 2011, the West Side Bazaar small business incubator quickly became a popular shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists searching for unique food and retail opportunities."
Ken Jeong, Selma Blair, Marie Yovanovitch & Sherrilyn Ifill headline UB Distinguished Speakers Series lineup for 2022-23
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
The University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series returns for 2022-23 with a lineup of engaging, inspiring and entertaining speakers. The season will feature actors Ken Jeong and Selma Blair, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill.
'Coleus and Creatures' exhibit brings new meaning to 'plant life' at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is currently featuring a brand-new exhibit called "Coleus and Creatures."
'Lewiston Jeopardy' teams preparing (or not) for an epic battle of wits
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 07:00 am
This year's "Lewiston Jeopardy" team captains practiced their buzzer skills recently in a show of support for the Historical Association of Lewiston. The popular "beer and pizza night" tournament is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St.
Maureen Kellick adds (water)color to Village Bake Shoppe
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 12:20 pm
It's only fitting that Lewiston's from-scratch bakery have from-scratch artwork hanging on its walls.
Hochul announces groundbreaking for Colored Musicians Club expansion project
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the Colored Musicians Club has begun an expansion and renovations that will allow for increased tourism and visitation to Buffalo's African American Heritage Corridor.
Higgins welcomes historic action to address student debt
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed actions announced by President Joe Biden to cut student debt and lessen the financial burden on Americans pursuing higher education.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launches annual campaign & celebrates 'Community Champions'
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 02:35 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its 2022 giving campaign, "Change Starts Here," with a press conference featuring United Way President and CEO Michael Weiner, Board Chair Rev. Rachelle Sat'chell Robinson, and this year's campaign co-chairs: Ingram Micro Buffalo Campus Leader Jamie Ferullo and GEICO Regional Vice President Melinda Seibold.
DiNapoli: Despite challenges, agriculture among most resilient state industries during the pandemic
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
Agriculture in New York state paid close to $1 billion in wages and produced roughly $3.3 billion in gross domestic product in 2021, according to a report by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Hochul updates COVID-19 guidance for schools
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced updated coronavirus guidance that aligns with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations as children, teachers and faculty across the state prepare to head back to school in the coming weeks.
2022 Buffalo Team Hope Walk to support Huntington's Disease Society of America
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Northeast Region of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Buffalo Team Hope Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Isleview Gazebo. All proceeds support HDSA's mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) and their families.
Votes are in: NFP's second annual 'Savory Summer' awards top warm-weather eateries
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 11:00 am
Western New York winters are notoriously filled with cold, gray days. It's for that reason people take every opportunity to get out and eat, drink and be merry in the warm, colorful spring and summer months.
Village of Lewiston to vote on reducing speed limit to 25 mph
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 11:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch said the Village of Lewiston intends to take advantage of a new state law and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
Bob Emerson, Old Fort Niagara recognized for service
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:15 am
July was an exciting month for Old Fort Niagara and Executive Director Robert Emerson, as all aspects of OFN's functions were acknowledged.
Welcome to Lewiston, Queen B's Cottage
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 07:00 am
Queen B's Cottage celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 12, with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce. Owner Brooke Unversaw opened the new retail location in the former Lewiston Council of the Arts building. She previously had space inside The Country Doctor Antique & Gift Shop. Unversaw has curated a unique mix of home goods and gifts at the location at 475 Ridge St. (located directly behind the International Peace Garden).
Niagara County to participate in end-of-summer, Labor Day high-visibility engagement campaign
Thu, Aug 18th 2022 09:05 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries, and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York will take to the roads. The statewide STOP-DWI high-visibility engagement campaign efforts start Friday, Aug. 19, and will end Monday, Sept. 5.
Hochul announces relaunch of #VaxtoSchool COVID-19 vaccine effort
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 06:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the relaunch of #VaxtoSchool, the multifaceted statewide campaign aimed at increasing coronavirus vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. Her team said the campaign furthers Hochul's "commitment to ensuring equitable access to vaccines, and to make the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority."
Hochul directs DEC to expand drought watch
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to issue an updated drought watch after consulting with the State Drought Management Task Force and federal partner agencies.
Village of Lewiston to add stop signs at Fourth, Center & Water streets
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to add a series of new stop signs in an attempt to prevent future automobile-related accidents.
Buffalo: Advanced funding jumpstarts 4 major projects on Outer Harbor & Canalside
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the acceleration of several significant projects along Buffalo's waterfront. Advanced funding from the New York Power Authority to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. will jumpstart four major projects on the Outer Harbor and at Canalside.
Lewiston Art Festival top winner says show is 'one of my favorites'
Sun, Aug 14th 2022 04:45 pm
Bonnie Hedden Designs won Best in Show on Saturday at the 2022 Lewiston Art Festival. Hedden, a handcrafted-jewelry artist from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, also took first place in the Artistic Craft I: Jewelry category for her "Aqua Shag" necklace.
PHOTOS: Lewiston Art Festival is best in show
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 06:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is hosting the 56th annual Lewiston Art Festival this weekend. This prestigious event showcases the work of more than 160 professional and student artists representing eight states and Canada, with creations lining Center Street.
 

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