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DEC: Help prevent wildland fires
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
New York forest rangers responded to several smaller wildland fires during the past week. These were either the result of careless campfires or lightning strikes. Due to the dry conditions that prevail throughout most of the state, forest rangers remind people to be careful with fires or ignition devices. It is unlawful to leave a campfire unattended or unextinguished, and to set any fire that may endanger the property of another.
5th annual Oliver Street Art Festival presented by Project 308 Gallery
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 01:35 pm
The fifth annual Oliver Street Art Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 4, on Oliver Street (between Schenck and Robinson streets), North Tonawanda. The event will feature more than 60 local artists working in various media such as painting, photography, crafts, jewelry-making and metal smith work.
Town of Porter Summerfest to feature food & craft vendors, games, entertainment
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Come next Saturday, stop by Porter on the Lake for a day of family fun as the Town of Porter presents the 2018 edition of Summerfest at the town park located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Jacobs, Schimminger announce funding for Buffalo Religious Arts Center
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger have secured $100,000 to support much-needed capital improvements to the Buffalo Religious Arts Center (BRAC) in the heart of the city's Black Rock neighborhood.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper acquires Weber Property in Town of Niagara
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 01:50 pm
Thursday morning, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Executive Director Jill Jedlicka and Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace announced the acquisition and restoration of 30 acres along Cayuga Creek in the town.
Several Niagara Catholic events cancelled; school looking into partnership with NU
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 05:20 pm
After recently closing its doors for good, Niagara Catholic High School has announced the cancellation of several school related events.
Thunder on the Niagara to return to NT for 13th year
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 06:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas couldn't believe it had been a year since announcing the last Thunder on the Niagara boat races, but on Monday afternoon, Pappas revealed the family-fun show would make it's return to Gratwick Riverside Park Saturday, Aug. 4- Sunday, Aug. 5.
Artpark & Company presents Western New York premiere of 'The Odyssey'
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 02:05 pm
On Monday, Artpark & Company began rehearsals for the musical "The Odyssey," which will feature 100-plus participants.
Peoples-Stokes, Jacobs announce funding for African-American Veterans Monument
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:45 pm
Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes and New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced they have secured a combined $800,000 to support the construction of the nation's first monument dedicated solely to African-American veterans and service members.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. celebrates Canalside's 10th anniversary
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the 10th anniversary of Canalside, which historically, was the western terminus of the Erie Canal and today has become a rich site of development, revival and activity in Buffalo.
Anne Welch sworn into office as mayor of Lewiston
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has a new mayor, as Anne Welch was sworn into office on Monday. Her four-year term began with applause, as family, friends and supporters crammed into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom to watch the former clerk/treasurer take the oath of office.
Niagara Falls: Niagara Cup raises $67,000 for cardiopulmonary services
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 08:30 pm
Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs David DeMizio, left, of ComDoc, and Dr. Michael Cardamone, right, of Cardamone Chiropractic, present a check for $67,000 to Memorial Medical Center Cardiology Services Director Melissa Rackmil and respiratory therapist Maryanne Tusinski at The Heart Center of Niagara.
2018 Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $11,007,179
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal.
New 'Circle of Honor' memorial design unveiled
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just before the Fourth of July holiday, the Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced it will embark on a major project that will transform the current Veterans Memorial at Academy Park into a "Circle of Honor" that will pay tribute to Lewiston veterans who have served this country.
Olcott Fire Co. adds new truck to inventory with help from Ortt
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:40 pm
Over the weekend, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined the Olcott Fire Co. to reveal its brand-new, multiuse emergency response truck. Thanks to a grant obtained by Ortt, the fire company was able to purchase a new response vehicle.
#Gavinstrong in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 04:30 pm
On June 1, 10-year-old Gavin Burns was injured in a lawnmower accident at his home in Lewiston. Mercy Flight took him to Oishei Children's Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Doctors were able to save Gavin's leg, but, unfortunately, they were not able to save his foot, which had to be amputated just above his ankle.
Village of Lewiston begins process of finding suitor for Frontier House
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:05 am
On Friday, the Village of Lewiston emailed Frontier House information to prospective buyers.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2018-19 regular-season schedule
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 07:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL on Thursday announced the team's 2018-19 regular-season schedule. Ticket pricing information for individual home games will be released at a later date.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy claims #FLOmingos Guinness World Records title
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 07:45 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit in the nation to manage and operate an historic urban park system, on Thursday broke the Guinness World Records title for the "Longest Line of Garden Flamingos." Breaking the current record by an additional 92 flamingos, the organization placed 1,500 plastic pink #FLOmingos (Fredrick Law Olmsted ... FLOmingo) in a line to recognize the 150th celebration of the Olmsted Parks system in Buffalo taking place this year.
Silo celebrates 20 years
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 07:15 pm
Local elected leaders, businesspeople, current and former employees, friends and family members came out to The Silo Restaurant on Wednesday to celebrate the eatery's 20th anniversary on the Lewiston waterfront.
Village of Lewiston: Anne Welch elected mayor - by 4 votes
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 09:55 pm
Former Village of Lewiston Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch was elected mayor on Tuesday, defeating Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland by four votes (359-355).
Village of Lewiston agrees to buy Frontier House; trustees have 3 key opt-outs
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 11:25 pm
Lewiston residents on Monday spoke passionately for and against the village's potential purchase of the historic Frontier House. In the end, trustees unanimously agreed to enter into a contract to buy the building from Hastings Lewiston.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Magical, musical Summer Solstice Celebration at Artpark
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 02:45 pm
Artpark & Company hosted its annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday. The event was coordinated and directed by Kate LoConti, Jon Lehrer, Sonia Clark and Tanis Winslow.
VILLAGE OF LEWISTON INTENDS TO PURCHASE FRONTIER HOUSE
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 01:25 pm
"We finally did it," Mayor Terry Collesano said Thursday night.
Ortt hosts rally for increased employment opportunities amongst New Yorkers with disabilities
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined dozens of New Yorkers with disabilities, their families and disability advocates to voice their desire to update the 43-year-old New York State Preferred Source law during a "Make the Change" rally at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.
PHOTOS: Thunder of Niagara Air Show delights spectators
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 03:00 pm
This past weekend, fighter jets filled the sky as the 2018 Thunder of Niagara Air Show flew through the skies of Niagara County.
Artpark fans 'Walk This Way' to catch Steven Tyler & Loving Mary Band bring 'Whole Lotta Love' to Lewiston
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 11:45 am
Legendary Aerosmith frontman, "American Idol" judge, father of "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv, and current country music superstar Steven Tyler presented a clinic in rock star-ery at Artpark.
Old Fort Niagara ready to welcome visitors for battles, activities & history at French & Indian War Encampment
Tue, Jun 12th 2018 12:40 pm
Old Fort Niagara is about to host its largest annual re-enactment, the French and Indian War Encampment, which visitors, re-enactors and staff alike anticipate with excitement - and much planning - each year. The three-day event will occur Friday through Sunday, June 29 to July 1, and will be packed with French, British and Native re-enactors from the U.S. and Canada, living-history camps and exhibits, large-scale battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, special tours and demonstrations, and food and historical goods for sale.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2018 schedule of events
Mon, Jun 11th 2018 07:00 am
Fresh from organizing the second annual "A Taste of Lewiston," the Lewiston Council on the Arts has released the rest of its culturally enriching - and entertaining - lineup for 2018.
North Tonawanda announces second annual Thursdays on the Water
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Mayor Arthur Pappas announced that the Thursdays on the Water concert series at Gratwick Riverside Park would return for a second year.
KeyBank donates $750,000 to Goodwill of Western New York to support new workforce development initiative
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 11:50 am
KeyBank is making a $750,000 donation to Goodwill of Western Ne w York to support a new program, the long-term employment support initiative. LTES aims to improve job retention by supporting Goodwill's clients for up to 36 months after their initial job placement.
'American Idol': Buffalo auditions are Sept. 9
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 12:30 pm
Following the success of the first season of "American Idol" on ABC, which crowned Iowa-native Maddie Poppe on its May 21 grand finale, America's beloved singing competition series announced Wednesday the list of audition cities for the network's second season. The nationwide search for the next superstar kicks off Saturday, Aug. 25, as the "Idol Bus" jumps into gear across America, offering hopefuls the chance to audition for a shot at superstardom.
Plaza Event Series: M&T Bank to launch 49th season of lunchtime concerts for community
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:55 pm
M&T Bank on Tuesday announced the 49th anniversary season of its Plaza Event Series, an enduring symbol of M&T's commitment to downtown Buffalo. The 11-week concert series - a summertime tradition in Buffalo - is the longest-running free concert series of its kind in the U.S.
In for a cure
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 2, members of the Youngstown Lions Club volunteered at this year's "Tour De Cure," greeting participants and handing out food and refreshments at McFeely Plaza in Fort Niagara State Park.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Lewiston Artisan Market debuts
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
Saturday marked the official start of the Lewiston Artisan Market at Academy Park. Local elected leaders joined organizer Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting to welcome residents, merchants and guests - who started showing up as soon as the market opened at 8 a.m.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Maureen Tyson shares cancer journey
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Maureen Tyson of Grand Island built a relationship while working in the laboratory of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Inside a former church, construction arts program transforms space & students
Fri, Jun 1st 2018 07:00 am
When she came to Buffalo from Texas two years ago, Donna Neiberline had no experience with making things. She only knew the world of fast food and serving.
Compassion in Action: Community Missions honors partners & volunteers at 26th annual awards brunch
Thu, May 31st 2018 12:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. (CMI) held its 26th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
Northwest Bank donates to Lewiston GardenFest
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:55 am
Lewiston Garden Club members thanked Gloria Baker and Northwest Bank staff for sponsoring the printing of brochures for GardenFest 2018. The brochures, detailing the daily events and open gardens, will be distributed to all GardenFest attendees during the two-day event June 16-17 on Center Street.
PHOTOS: Lewiston businesses donate to VFW
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:30 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 members Bill Justyk, Vince Canosa and Matt Zarosl recently received checks from the Village Bake Shoppe, the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, Deal Realty and The Spicey Pickle.