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USAN board moves Hotel Niagara Project forward
Fri, Dec 21st 2018 02:40 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met and authorized the corporation to formally enter into a development agreement with Brine Wells Development LLC or its wholly owned affiliate to start the Hotel Niagara restoration project.
VIDEO: Lew-Port students, community leaders gather to thank Tuscaroras
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 09:40 pm
A remembrance ceremony was held Wednesday, Dec. 19, on the 205th anniversary of the Tuscarora Nation's brave actions to save Lewiston lives in an 1813 British attack.
Mercado Place food hall to open at Fashion Outlets
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 02:45 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and Mercado Development have announced plans to develop a "chef inspired" food hall at the Fashion Outlets. The food hall, named Mercado Place, is expected to open in the spring of 2019.
PHOTOS: Lindsey Stirling spreads cheer at Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Sun, Dec 16th 2018 01:20 pm
Prior to her sold-out concert at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Saturday night, violinist Lindsey Stirling made a special visit to the Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo. The award-winning EDM-pop-classic artist toured the facility, took pictures, hung out with Santa, had a giant cookie and learned about the charity, which provides a home for out-of-town guests fighting illness.
Women of Steel toiletries & more drive collects items for Passage House
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
For the fourth year in a row, the Women of Steel from United Steelworkers Local 9464 in Niagara Falls came together to collect toiletries, more than 200 pillows, and other items for the people served by Passage House.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Fri, Dec 14th 2018 06:40 pm
Real or artificial? A AAA survey found an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the past three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris. Vehicle damage that results from an improperly secured Christmas tree, such as scratched paint, torn door seals and distorted window frames, could cost up to $1,500 to repair. In addition to vehicle damage, Christmas trees that are not properly secured are a safety hazard for other drivers.
Memorial team provides Christmas for 60 families
Fri, Dec 14th 2018 06:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center staff members, directors, friends and family members are celebrating the holiday season by bringing Christmas cheer to 60 area families, including 143 children.
'Festival of Trees' continues at Power Authority
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 04:20 pm
Festive trees are lining the overpass bridge and other areas within the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project. Area nonprofit organizations provided decorations for the energy-efficient "Festival of Trees" showpieces.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino unveils first phase of $40 million 'Seneca Arrival Experience'
Tue, Dec 11th 2018 06:45 pm
In April, Seneca Gaming Corp. announced plans for a $40 million multi-phase beautification and renovation project slated for Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, its flagship property in Niagara Falls. On Tuesday, officials celebrated phase one completion of this project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the hotel front desk area, as well as a performance by R&B/soul vocal group The Drifters.
GNBC scores with 'Nutcracker'
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 11:15 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company staged another successful production of "The Nutcracker" - the company's 51st and counting - on Friday and Saturday. Once again, talented and spirited youth from Niagara County, Western New York and Southern Ontario teamed to bring to life Clara, Uncle Drosselmier, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker Prince, family, friends and foes.
Lindsey Stirling returns to WNY for Ronald McDonald House fundraiser
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 10:00 am
Lindsey Stirling's summer performance at Artpark was the best show this writer has seen in 12 years of covering Mainstage Theater events.
Niagara University, NCCC announce partnership
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 03:10 pm
Thursday morning, officials from Niagara University and Niagara County Community College, as well as elected officials, gathered to announce a new partnership between NU and NCCC, which will improve and increase collaboration between the two colleges.
Peach Festival to remain at Academy Park for 2019
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 01:15 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival will remain at Academy Park for another year.
PHOTOS: Santa visits Lewiston Christmas Walk
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 01:50 pm
The big man in the red suit arrived in Lewiston via Rainbow Air helicopter on Saturday morning. After successfully landing in Academy Park, Santa met with children and families before boarding his special Deal Realty Float. J&J Strassburg Trucking transported the holly-jolly one to the International Peace Garden, where he greeted even more youth.
Oh, Christmas trees! PHOTOS: Celebrating holiday kickoff in Lewiston, Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 30th 2018 09:50 pm
The Lewiston Christmas Walk and Tour of Homes are the highlight of a busy, festive few days in Niagara County and the River Region.
Youngstown: Make festive & merry memories at 'Castle by Candlelight'
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 02:55 pm
Old Fort Niagara brims with holiday merriment, festive songs, creative crafts and booming celebrations at the annual "Castle by Candlelight," happening from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15. This annual fundraiser allows visitors to step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season within the candlelit-setting of the 18th century fort.
'Noel at Niagara' a glowing success
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 01:45 pm
Friday evening, the Town of Niagara held its second "Noel at Niagara" park lighting ceremony.
MacSwan meets with Summit Mall reps
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 05:30 pm
Monday night at the Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting, Supervisor Don MacSwan and councilman Curt Doktor announced that the two had met with Summit Park Mall owner Zoran Cocov to discuss the future of the vacant property.
Food Bank of WNY's new program, Niagara County truck, to increase nutritious food distribution, relieve burden on partner agencies
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 02:40 pm
In the spirit of "Giving Tuesday," the Food Bank of WNY announced the expansion of its direct delivery program and unveiled its new 26-foot refrigerated truck today in order to better serve its 41 Niagara County member agencies - and distribute more food to people in need throughout the community. With the launch of direct delivery in Niagara County, the Food Bank will now provide direct delivery services to all of its 317 agencies throughout its four-county service area.
Plans coming together for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
Excitement is growing for an all-inclusive play area unlike anything else in Lewiston. Village officials met recently to review a near-final set of designs for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. When completed - hopefully by next summer - the playground is expected to be almost 14,000 square feet.
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge: Schumer marks startup for $91M plaza modernization
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 11:25 pm
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer paid a special visit Tuesday to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge to announce the start-up of a phase two, $91 million modernization of the U.S. Customs Plaza at the bridge complex in Lewiston.
Culinary arts students help Salvation Army with Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 01:15 pm
Students in the classes of Bob Ihle and Caitlin Kucharski are continuing a great Thanksgiving tradition at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. 
Gingerbread Wonderland at NF Culinary Institute
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will open its doors to a world of sweet holiday wonder this weekend.  Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, the public is invited to view the life-sized gingerbread village created by baking and pastry arts students and chefs of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Charlton takes command of 107th Attack Wing at NFARS
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 12:30 pm
New York Air National Guard Col. Gary Charlton II, a Skaneateles resident, took command of the 107th Attack Wing during a ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday, Nov. 17.
ECHDC: The Ice at Canalside to open for season
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 01:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) will open The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York, the official health plan of Canalside, at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23. This year, ice bumper cars have been added to the ice activities, along with skating, curling and ice bikes.
Shop LOCAL: Small Business Saturday offers unique products, better shopping experience
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 09:00 am
Small Business Saturday is dedicated to our backyard merchants: homegrown retailers who make and sell hard-to-find or handmade items, get to know and care for their customers, and give back to the community in ways that go beyond dollars and cents.
Community comes together to support Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 10:15 pm
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard led a charge this week to provide turkeys to the Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry - just in time for Thanksgiving pickup.
Skip the mall and storm the fort!
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the community to "Skip the Mall - Storm the Fort!" on Black Friday, Nov. 23, when the historic site will offer a special day of living history activities, guided tours, cooking and musket demonstrations from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
'Weird Al' to perform as part of 'Tuesdays in the Park' at Artpark
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 11:00 am
"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Strings Attached" tour will make an Artpark stop at 7 p.m. July 23 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" 2019 concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16
Village of Lewiston seeks to develop Academy Park; Peach Festival likely to move
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch on Monday unveiled a conceptual plan to revitalize Academy Park. Proposed improvements would allow the municipality's most prominent green space to be used year-round.As a result, the Niagara County Peach Festival would need a new home. Welch and the Board of Trustees discussed this with members of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, who run the annual event.
DOT, NYPA announce award of first contract to remove portion of former Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 9th 2018 04:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York Power Authority on Friday announced a major milestone in the project to remove an underutilized two-mile stretch of the former Robert Moses Parkway (now called the Niagara Scenic Parkway) along the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, to create a park-like setting that will give residents and visitors alike unimpeded access to the gorge and provide added recreational opportunities.
Wash-n-wax volunteers keep local landmarks shining
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Every year, volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston meet to wash and put a coat of wax on Lewiston's two large-scale bronze monuments. Last Sunday's weather was perfect and the crew met at the Freedom Crossing and Tuscarora Heroes monuments to perform their magic.
Russell Salvatore surprises vets with pledge to provide accessibility renovations to Gierlach Post
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:10 pm
The Veteran Post Restoration of Erie County, NY Inc. presented Russell J. Salvatore with its first "milestone flag," signifying the first $10,000 raised to improve and modernize local veteran posts.
Higgins announces $2.2 million to support Western New York anti-trafficking efforts
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 04:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) has been awarded two federal grants through the Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVW). The two grants, in the amounts of $700,000 and $750,000 for a total of $1.45 million, will help the Institute continue to provide specialized services for victims of human trafficking.
NYPA nears 3/4-mark in multiyear infrastructure upgrade at Lewiston Pump Generating Plant
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 04:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced that it is nearing the three-quarters mark in a $460 million infrastructure improvement project at its Lewiston Pump Generating Plant. The multiyear program allows NYPA to continue to provide low-cost power and power proceeds to businesses in Western New York and statewide tied to thousands of jobs and billions in capital investments that have positively impacted the state economy. The midpoint of the upgrades was announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March 2017.
Moving Day in Buffalo: Parkinson's Foundation event exceeds fundraising goal
Tue, Oct 30th 2018 04:30 pm
Hundreds of people gathered on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22, for the seventh annual Moving Day Buffalo, a walk to beat Parkinson's disease. It was sponsored by the Parkinson's Foundation Western New York.
Future of Bethlehem Steel site coming into focus
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 03:05 pm
The rebirth of Lackawanna's Bethlehem Steel site continues to gain momentum with the opening of the newest section of the Shoreline Trail on the site, an approximately 6,500-foot-long, 10-foot-wide stretch that runs from the City of Buffalo line to Dona Street in Lackawanna.
West River Shoreline Trail opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:05 am
The much-debated West River Shoreline Trail officially opened Tuesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on what was once the West River Parkway.
Community collaboration on display at Niagara-Wheatfield eco-campus revitalization project
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 07:40 pm
Community Collaboration was the strength of the Niagara-Wheatfield eco-campus revitalization project at the Niagara-Wheatfield schools. More than 75 students and adults worked side-by-side on a crisp, rainy Saturday morning in October. For some, it was their first experience not only using a rake, a shovel and a wheelbarrow, but planting flowers and trees and spreading mulch. It was certainly a new challenge.
Town of Lewiston OKs local law to override 2% tax cap
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 08:55 am
It looks like property owners in the Town of Lewiston will be facing a tax increase in excess of the 2 percent cap for 2019.
 

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