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Hochul, Brown announce establishment of May 14th Memorial Commission to honor victims of Buffalo mass shooting
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Friday announced the establishment of the May 14th Memorial Commission in response to the mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue earlier this year. The commission will develop and advise on a plan to site and build a physical memorial in east Buffalo to memorialize the life and legacy of the residents lost that day.
'Arctic: A Man Under the Ice' opens at Summit Park Mall site
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:05 am
A new event space at the former Summit Park Mall is hosting a wet and wild visual trip under a glacier. "Arctic: A Man Under the Ice," an interactive walking adventure featuring video immersion and physical exhibits, details the exploits of diver, filmmaker and photographer Mario Cyr as he and his team visit the Canadian arctic.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink on hold for '22 holiday season
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
As the 2022 holiday season approaches, it appears the Town of Lewiston Family Ice Rink is being put on the shelf for this year. The Town Board announced last week that, due to a number of concerns - most notably the condition of the ice rink cooling systems and related equipment, plus uncertainties with the rink's Academy Park site - it has decided to suspend the annual holiday feature for this year.
Artpark announces 'An Evening With The Avett Brothers'
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 10:10 am
Americana-folk-rock band The Avett Brothers will perform in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2023. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The concert is presented by Artpark & Company and Funtime.
Ice at Canalside opening Nov. 25
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 09:00 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, Friday, Nov. 25. What organizers are calling "An opening night extravaganza" will kick off the season from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Included will be a DJ performance, a colorful display of holiday lights, fresh food and drink, fireworks, "and so much more for the entire family."
Artpark & Company shares record-breaking results from 2022 season
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
Artpark & Company on Tuesday announced its recently concluded 2022 season was "one of its strongest and programmatically rich" in recent history.
Niagara Power Vista 'Hallow-GREEN Spooktacular'
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host its annual "Hallow-GREEN Spooktacular" on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Niagara Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
'La Bohéme' at the NACC - an opera story
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:50 am
The story resonates - that's why Peter and Karen D'Angelo advocated to the NACC opera committee to produce "La Bohéme" at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, Oct. 21-23.
Teen Driver Safety Week: AAA says it's never too soon for parents to talk to teen drivers
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 07:00 am
National Teen Driver Safety Week runs from Oct. 16-22. This is a perfect time for parents to talk with teen drivers about the importance of safety behind the wheel. AAA research shows that more than 60% of teens get their driver's license before the age of 18.
Delaware North donates $20,000 to Community Missions
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 07:10 pm
Neither a global pandemic nor a national labor and supply shortage could stop Community Missions from providing more than 174,000 meals and 10,000 nights of care to those in need in Niagara County in 2021.
Niagara University receives $3.5 million gift from William and Nancy Gacioch
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
William (Class of 1961, 2007 - honorary) and Nancy Gacioch have made a commitment of $3.5 million to Niagara University. The gift was announced at the dedication of the Gacioch Center for Career & Professional Development and the Gacioch Circle on Friday.
Jerry Seinfeld to perform at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on April 21
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
Shea's Buffalo Theatre and JS Touring announced comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform on the Shea's Buffalo Theatre stage at 7 p.m. April 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
Hochul signs legislation to aid breast cancer survivors during their recovery
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that will aid breast cancer survivors during their recovery.
Leadership change coming to Lewiston Council on the Arts, as staff retirement announced
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 10:55 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts on Wednesday announced that, after 30 years of working together, the staff is retiring at the end of 2022 - and a leadership transition process is beginning immediately.
Lewiston Event Center sale: Boards unsure if storage facility is permitted
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 08:00 am
Officials in the Village of Lewiston are uncertain if the Lewiston Event Center can be converted into a 300-unit self-storage facility. Confusion centers on primary vs. accessory use in a B-1 zoned area, the definition of a warehouse, and what the codebook allows as it pertains to permitted stowage.
Residents with (and without) disabilities invited to 'Meet the Candidates'
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 07:00 am
For many years, Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) has encouraged citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process and make their preferences known about the candidates on the ballot in November - but first, voters need to learn more about those running to make an informed decision.
YWCA to host 'Coffee and Conversation' with local leaders during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:45 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will host "Coffee and Conversation" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 32 Cottage St., Lockport. This roundtable discussion will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the wraparound domestic violence services available throughout Niagara County, with a focus on law enforcement.
Veggie Van takes on food deserts in Niagara County
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
Kevin O'Connor used to walk five miles from his apartment complex in Lockport to get to the nearest grocery store. But for the last two years, he's had access to food from a more convenient location: the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Niagara County's Veggie Van mobile market.
HAL scholarship commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:55 pm
Ken Slaugenhoupt, right, president of the Historical Association of Lewiston, presents Elijah Smith, a member of the Deer Clan of the Tuscarora Nation, the annual HAL scholarship commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day, on Monday, Oct. 10.
'Creatures After Dark' at Botanical Gardens: Dinos, and fossils, and plants, OH MY!
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will feature a brand-new exhibit in the "Gardens After Dark" series called "Creatures After Dark."
Fire Prevention Week: AAA Insurance reminds homeowners of best practices for fireplace inspections
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-15, and AAA Insurance has tips to keep homeowners safe.
Red Brick reopens, as mold is mitigated
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 02:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building is expected to reopen to the public tonight, after 5 p.m., now that 716 Clean Up & Restoration has finished its initial mold remediation process.
More art coming to Lewiston: Fall Festival chili-cooking competition at Gallo to benefit 'Lewiston Landing' sculpture
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 11:00 am
Michael Hibbard and his flagship Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen will host a chili cookoff and Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, to raise money for the "Lewiston Landing" sculpture.
Judge temporarily blocks portions of Concealed Carry Improvement Act
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:55 pm
On Thursday, Judge Glenn T. Suddaby of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York granted a temporary restraining order in the case Antonyuk v. Hochul, temporarily blocking or modifying some provisions of New York's Concealed Carry Improvement Act - the state gun control law passed in July.
'Living in Light: The Art of Healing' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:30 pm
For the sixth year, the NU campus community and local agencies came together to display and view artwork reflecting the journeys, experiences, hopes, and dreams of the survivors of domestic violence who created them.
914th Air Refueling Wing: Niagara breaks ground on main gate project
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 07:00 am
The 914th Air Refueling Wing conducted a ground-break ceremony on base Oct. 4 to begin the main gate renovation project. This $10.6 million project is expected to last approximately two years and will create temporary changes to traffic patterns inbound and outbound the installation.
Speed limit lowered to 25 on Village of Lewiston roads - Center Street excluded
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
Residential roads in the Village of Lewiston now have a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently issued a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She announced the launch of "Start the Conversation," a multimedia campaign aimed at helping New Yorkers raise this issue with people in their lives and communities.
New state & national record-setting pumpkin weighs in at 2,554 lbs.
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
On Oct. 1, national and state records were broken for the largest pumpkin, which weighed in at 2,554 pounds. Local grower Scott Andrusz from Williamsville brought in his entry to the 27th annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off held at Great Pumpkin Farm.
NYS DOL Commissioner Roberta Reardon announces decision regarding farm worker overtime
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:30 pm
New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Friday issued an order accepting the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board to lower the current 60-hour threshold for overtime pay to 40 hours per week by Jan. 1, 2032, allowing 10 years to phase in the new threshold.
$150 million in funding opportunities for arts & culture organizations
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a record $150 million in capital funding will be available for arts and culture organizations through the New York State Council on the Arts' Capital Projects Fund. The fund has two grant categories: small and midsized capital improvement grants and large capital improvement grants.
NCCC Foundation's scholarship gala offers one-of-a-kind auction
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation scholarship gala will return to an in-person event on Oct. 22 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. To celebrate the college's 60th anniversary, this year's fundraiser will be celebrated as a diamond anniversary-themed gala.
Memorial receives $200,000 from Highmark to support mothers & babies
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $200,000 Blue Fund grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York to support the first community-based doula program in Niagara Falls.
Higgins, Ortt respond to Canada's plan to lift northern border restrictions
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in reaction to the announcement the Canadian government will end random testing, drop the coronavirus vaccine requirement, and make the use of ArriveCAN voluntary for those crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada:
LCA embarks upon 'Spirit of Victory' sculpture restoration
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
The "Spirit of Victory", a sculpture sited at Joseph Davis State Park, is in need of repair. The statue, by artist Tom Mullany, was originally part of a larger installation titled "Drums Along the Niagara," created in 1989 when the artist was in-residence at Artpark.
Higgins: $2.5 million in new federal funding for investments in Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Friday by New York State Parks Niagara Region Director Mark Mistretta to announce $2.5 million in new federal funding for investments in Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara University launches $125 million campaign to elevate 'The Power of Niagara'
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara University announced Thursday the public launch of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in its 166-year history. "Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University," seeks to raise $125 million by December 2023.
Sandy Dugan gets ride of a lifetime
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
As the blueberry-colored jet boat circled around the Devil's Hole gorge class five rapids, Sandy Dugan began to cry what she called "tears of joy." Strapped in a red lifejacket, gripping the handlebar above her seat cushion, Dugan looked out on the Niagara River from this vantage point for the first time in her 84 years. Taking it all in as the vessel gently rocked up and down, she proclaimed, "This is every bit as exciting as Alaska." As the jet boat picked up steam and ascended its highest crest, Dugan exclaimed, "I'm so glad we did that. It was wonderful!"
Frontier House interior specs delivered, awaiting approval
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston architect Jim Fittante recently presented the Village of Lewiston with interior designs for what is now being labeled "The Historic Frontier House." He submitted a conceptual site plan for 460 Center St. - including floor plans, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical and electric - on behalf of Ellicott Development.
Niagara County health director provides update on vaccine, tips for fall
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:35 am
As summer ended in 2020, and again in 2021, an ominous cloud hung over the region, as the rate of coronavirus infection rose - and with it, restrictions and cancellations.
 

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