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PHOTOS: New look to Community Missions' exterior
Thu, Sep 21st 2023 09:20 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier held an open house on Wednesday, inviting guests to check out a brand-new, two-sided sign (static and digital); a fully repaved parking lot; and new concrete and outdoor chairs next to the updated front porch. Aesthetics aside, the main entrance now boasts enhanced security and safety measures.
Consumer alert: As pause on federal student loans ends, NYS DCP offers tips for borrowers to avoid scams
Wed, Sep 20th 2023 11:40 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips to help federal student loan borrowers avoid scams. As federal student loan borrowers are set to resume payments this coming October after a three-and-a-half-year-long pause, this may cause confusion about the repayment process and make borrowers vulnerable to potential scams.
World Alzheimer's Day: The importance of early detection
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:30 am
This Thursday, Sept. 21, is World Alzheimer's Day. It is part of a global effort to raise Alzheimer's disease awareness, which is more important than ever.
Candy Chang, creator of 'Before I Die,' to kick off this year's Buffalo Humanities Festival
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:25 am
Candy Chang, the artist and TED Fellow who created "Before I Die," a global participatory art project that reimagines how public art can help communities address mortality and meaning, will kick off this year's Buffalo Humanities Festival, a three-day event with the theme "Communities: Trust."
Lewiston to mark 2024 eclipse with Center Street observance
Fri, Sep 15th 2023 11:10 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston on Thursday announced a special event planned around the total eclipse of the sun next spring.
A 'Pawsitive' pairing: Service dogs matched with veterans in need
Fri, Sep 15th 2023 11:00 am
The WNY Heroes program held a unique graduation on Sept. 8. But reading, writing and arithmetic are not part of the skill set for the trainees. In fact, it's doubtful that these grads could even read their certificates: That's because they are graduates of the four-legged variety - service dogs trained in the program, "Pawsitive for Heroes."
Tradition lives on: Tuscarora Nation accepts unique Maid of the Mist garment from Lewiston
Thu, Sep 14th 2023 11:00 am
Last month, the Town of Lewiston took part in a special presentation with the Tuscarora Nation. Held Aug. 28 at the Nation House on the Tuscarora Reservation, the event celebrated the life of Lelawala, daughter of Eagle Eye, chief of the Ongiras, a native tribe long extinct, as the Maid of the Mist.
Department of Labor releases survey findings on state of work in New York
Thu, Sep 14th 2023 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Labor released the results of its 2023 Workforce Development Survey, and workers continue to say that flexibility in their job is the No. 1 priority, while attracting new employees and retaining current workers remain the top challenges for businesses.
Interview: Post-pandemic, heart surgery & bike wreck, Amy Grant is cherishing life
Thu, Sep 14th 2023 07:00 am
It's been an eventful decade for Amy Grant.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on new COVID-19 vaccine, urges precautions as cases rise
Wed, Sep 13th 2023 09:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the CDC's approval last night of an updated COVID-19 vaccine, and urged New Yorkers to get the shot once it is available later this week. The 2023-24 vaccine, previously authorized by the federal Food and Drug Administration, is expected to be available at pharmacies and physicians' offices, as well as other health care providers, throughout New York in the coming days.
Roswell Park Scott Bieler Amherst Center 'Defines vision for community cancer care'
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 05:35 pm
Eighteen months ago, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center announced a plan to build a new freestanding location in Amherst that would extend convenient access to outstanding cancer care and services for patients in Buffalo's northern suburbs.
New Damar Hamlin PSA set to kick off a lifesaving football season
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:40 pm
As professional football returns to stadiums across the country, Damar Hamlin is speaking out to encourage fans everywhere to be ready in a cardiac emergency.
Meet the new Peach Queen: Kirsten Ferree crowned on closing night of 65th annual Peach Festival
Sun, Sep 10th 2023 11:15 pm
The 65th annual Niagara County Peach Festival closed Sunday night with the naming of Kirsten Ferree as Peach Queen. A 20-year-old North Tonawanda native and Buffalo State University senior, Ferree receives both a crown and a $4,000 scholarship courtesy of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.
22nd Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games is Sept. 16
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 11:00 am
An annual tradition for many, the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games is back, and you're invited!
Francis Center meat & basket raffles to benefit community programs
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 07:00 am
Francis Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis at Stella Niagara, will hold a mega meat raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Town of Niagara Active Hose, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15 per person, or $100 for a table of eight.
Empire State Development announces start of fall foliage and travel season
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York's fall foliage and travel season.
Niagara Hospice Mighty Niagara Half Marathon named in Top 10 half marathons around world
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Niagara Hospice announced its annual Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has been named in Top 10 Destination Half Marathons Around the World by Outdoors Wire powered by USA Today Sports.
Guardsmen based in Niagara Falls, around NYS, head to South African competition
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Fifteen New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are headed to the Republic of South Africa on Friday, Sept. 8, to compete in the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition.
As academic year begins, Hochul makes COVID-19 tests & masks available to schools to keep students safe
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
As students return to school this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state is making COVID-19 rapid test kits and masks available to school districts and boards of cooperative educational services by request. This comes amid reports of the new BA.2.86 variant and following a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations this summer.
Castellani Art Museum announces fall programs & exhibitions
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 11:00 am
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) is excited to announce its fall events and featured exhibitions. Museum admission remains free, and programs are free or discounted for Members, NU faculty, students, staff, and EBT cardholders.
'School's Open, Drive Carefully': A life-saving message for 77 years
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 08:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement, has kicked off its annual "School's Open, Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back on the roads, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced students drivers returning to high school and college.
Alzheimer's Association invites Niagara County residents to join 'Walk to End Alzheimer's'
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 07:00 pm
The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Niagara County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association "Walk to End Alzheimer's" on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Reservoir State Park. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the opening ceremony and walk at 11 a.m.
World-class musicians to perform Sept. 15-16 at Niagara Falls Blues Festival
Wed, Aug 30th 2023 04:30 pm
The popular Niagara Falls Blues Festival will return for its 14th year of programming on Old Falls Street USA on Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will be held in memoriam of Toby Rotella, the founder of the festival who passed away in March.
Following reports of new variant, Hochul announces new steps for protection against COVID-19, as summer hospitalizations rise
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 04:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced new steps the state of New York is taking to protect individuals from COVID-19 following reports of a new variant, BA.2.86. These steps come after COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York increased as the summer progressed. As a reminder, an updated COVID-19 vaccine tailored to guard against certain variants is expected to arrive in pharmacies and doctor's offices this fall.
Artpark honors M&T Bank for commitment to WNY arts community at cultural institution's annual gala
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 04:20 pm
At the Artpark & Company Cirque Celebration on Sunday - the organization's largest fundraiser of the year - M&T Bank was honored for its "dedicated support and longtime commitment to arts and cultural organizations across the Western New York landscape."
PHOTOS: France's Cirque Inextremiste brings the heat to Artpark
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 04:25 pm
The absurd acrobatics of France's Cirque Inextremiste were on full display Sunday night, as the troupe brought "Exit" to Artpark in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Lewiston Jazz Festival doesn't disappoint
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 04:00 pm
It was a magnificent weekend for the annual Northwest Lewiston Jazz Festival.
2023 'Lewiston Jeopardy' features battle of past champions
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 03:50 pm
They call it the "most entertaining two hours in Lewiston," and this year will feature the first time two former champion teams will face off in a battle of wits, skill and speed at "Lewiston Jeopardy." The event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Brickyard Brewing Company. Not to be underestimated, two other teams with vast knowledge of Lewiston's culture and history will be looking to steal the crown from the former champs.
Finding a path from toxics to victory
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 09:15 am
An environmental group plans a Community Victory Garden near where toxics from Tonawanda Coke's smokestacks once violated federal clean air standards and sickened those who lived nearby.
Lewiston artists look to enhance Academy Park
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 10:55 am
With Lewiston already home to artists, art installations, the Castellani Art Museum and the Lewiston Art Festival, why not also put art pieces on display at Academy Park, where they could be seen by all entering the village?
'Niagara County Legislature feels a strong obligation to honor those who have defended our freedoms'
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 07:00 am
Over the last few years, I have often used this column to highlight the work Niagara County does to serve our veteran community.
United Way launches annual campaign & celebrates community champions
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:15 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County launched its 2023 giving campaign, "Find Your Way," with a press conference featuring United Way's President and CEO Trina Burruss, Board Chair the Rev. Rachelle Sat'chell Robinson, and United Way Chief Development Officer Rema Hanash. Together, they announced the 2023 annual campaign goal: $10 million.
Back-to-school sun protection tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 05:55 pm
With summer ending and the busy back-to-school season in full gear, sun protection may slip down the list of health and wellness priorities. But harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round, and one study notes that children sustain a significant amount of sun exposure at school. About 23% of lifetime UV exposure occurs before the age of 18, and this exposure can have far-reaching effects.
The Land Conservancy names Marisa Riggi executive director
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 01:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has named Marisa Riggi as its new executive director, effective immediately. Riggi has been the Land Conservancy's conservation director since 2017, but she has also served as acting executive director since June.
NT Watch unveils newly renovated 'Imagination Station'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:55 pm
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch unveiled the new and improved "Imagination Station," a community toy box where residents can stop by and take or leave toys, games or arts and crafts.
Village of Lewiston tables Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours docking system proposal, as trustees look to renegotiate
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 09:15 am
No decision was made Monday on a proposal from Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours President John Kinney to install a new docking system on the south waterfront seawall adjacent to his company's staging area. Upon hearing from residents and boaters - and deciding it's time to review WJBT's existing contract - the Village of Lewiston Board, instead, opted to table.
FAN EXPO Canada 2023 to feature 'Scream' reunion, 'An Evening with Hayden Christensen,' stars of 'Cobra Kai,' plus Cosplay Craftsmanship Showcase, Barbie & Pokémon theme days
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 07:00 am
One of the world's premier events to meet beloved celebrities, dress up as your favorite superheros or learn to draw a cherished character is this weekend in Toronto. FAN EXPO Canada returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a weekend jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime, family-friendly events.
'Savory Summer': Lumberjack's repeats as Best Summer Dining Spot
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:05 am
Lumberjack's Waterfront Patio Grill is the place to go for a relaxing lunch or a fun dinner. Its 100% Angus burgers taste the way burgers should taste: juicy and beefy. French fries are crispy and seasoned perfectly - and your burger comes with a basket full of them. The staff is friendly and attentive, checking to make sure you have everything you need - even delivering food to your table. Guests can sit inside, or dine outside on a patio with a view that can't be beat.
CENTER EAT: Brickyard wins Best BBQ for second year; BBC focusing on banquets
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:00 am
Over the course of its first two decades in Lewiston, about the only thing that's changed at the Brickyard Pub & BBQ is the location of the bar.
Buffalo Zoo: Lion cubs make debut
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:15 am
The Buffalo Zoo on Thursday announced the four lion cubs born June 2-3 are ready to make their public debut.
 

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