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NYPA authorizes $52 million for final phase of multimillion-dollar project to improve digital communication infrastructure
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved $52 million for the final phase of construction for new digital communication systems on NYPA transmission lines, improving the efficiency and reliability of the New York State electricity system.
Canadian rock supergroups Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party bring 'Saints and Sinners' tour to Artpark
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 10:45 am
Artpark & Funtime will present the "Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour," bringing together four legendary Canadian rock bands: Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party on Thursday, July 16, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
'90s are back at Artpark: Barenaked Ladies return with 'Last Summer On Earth Tour,' Gin Blossoms & Toad the Wet Sprocket
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 12:40 pm
Barenaked Ladies return to the Artpark Amphitheater with the sixth edition of their "The Last Summer On Earth Tour" on July 7 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series. Barenaked Ladies will be joined by Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Something's brewing: Sanborn home to unique coffee roasting company
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo Coffee Roastery hopes to solve this question by roasting, grinding and selling fresh beans from around the world in the hamlet of Sanborn, at 5844 Buffalo St.
Buffalo's New Era Cap Co. celebrates century of authenticity in sports & culture
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:20 pm
Today, international sports and lifestyle brand New Era Cap Co. Inc. commemorates 100 years of being "the true authentic cap on and off the field." From creating fashionable Gatsby-style hats in the 1920s, to the invention of the New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap in the 1950s, to the crowning of a next generation of professional athletes in the 1990s, caps have been worn by those who achieved greatness and changed history.
UB: Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 07:00 am
A University at Buffalo neuroimaging researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement represents the union of two established approaches to create a digital simulation environment that could help stroke victims and patients with other brain injuries by serving as a testing ground for hypotheses about specific neurological damage.
Angelo Morinello announces 2020 reelection bid
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 02:10 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R-C-I-Ref-Niagara Falls) today announced he'll run for reelection to the New York State Assembly in 2020.
Como corner taking shape
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:25 am
Construction is continuing on the second-floor living quarters above The Como Deli and The Country Doctor at South Sixth and Center streets in Lewiston. Owner Zach Casale is renovating the units while also adding a clock tower.
Academy Awards: 92nd Oscars nominations announced
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 10:15 am
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. "Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet" will air at 6:30 p.m. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Lake Ontario communities come together to oppose Plan 2014
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 08:30 am
The Lake Ontario Preparedness Group met Thursday in Porter Town Hall to hear updates on local tourism initiatives, and to jointly sign a resolution opposing the International Joint Commission's Plan 2014.
Red Cross: Help tackle critical need for blood and get a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 02:35 pm
The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood donors of all blood types - especially type O - and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood. To help tackle the critical need, the Red Cross and NFL are working together to offer one lucky winner a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo opens Jan. 17 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:30 am
Just days into a new year and decade, thoughts of area fishers and outdoors aficionados are already turning to warmer weather. We have to admit that winter 2019-20 is already getting on our nerves; the holidays are thankfully over and the Bills short run at the playoffs is now history.
Planning underway for Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 06:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is already at work on this summer's Lewiston Art Festival. Two items of interest were announced Tuesday:
Cuomo: $300 million plan to reimagine Erie Canal
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 10:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday unveiled the 29th proposal of his 2020 State of the State: a $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal by creating recreational activities on the Canal to boost tourism, mitigating flooding, enhancing irrigation and recreational fishing and restoring wetlands. Cuomo is recommending the New York Power Authority board, which now oversees the Canal Corp. as a subsidiary, approve the $300 million investment over the next five years at the board's January meeting.
Higgins welcomes North Aud Block plans, continued build out of Canalside
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who has advocated for action and investment at the North Aud Block, released the following statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's release of the preferred development concept for the North Aud Block:
New resource for waterfront communities: New York Sea Grant Publishes NY Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
New York Sea Grant has published New York's Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index: A Community Self-Assessment guide for understanding how prepared a community is for coastal flooding and weather disasters such as wind and ice storms, ice jams and flash flooding. The publication can be read and downloaded in the "Resource: Tools" section of the New York Sea Grant website at www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/ccd/.
Town of Wheatfield officials thank residents as they're sworn into office
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Jan. 1, the Town of Wheatfield Community Center hosted the inauguration of the 2020 officers for Wheatfield and surrounding area in front of an audience of 50 people.
Inauguration day in the Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 11:15 am
Joined by family, friends and supporters, nine officials were sworn into office Jan. 1 at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall.
Happy New Year!
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 11:20 am
Pictured are images of the grand fireworks display from the 32nd annual New Year's Eve ball drop in downtown Buffalo. Tourism agency Visit Buffalo Niagara notes this is the second-largest such event in the U.S.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of the decade
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 10:50 am
Which is to say, wherever tech takes us in the next 10 years, it's a safe bet we'll still gather around the couch to watch must-see programming, head to the theaters (or IMAX) for the latest blockbuster, and sing-along to our favorite songs on the way to work.
New York National Guard provides military burial services for 11,045 veteran families in 2019
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:55 am
The New York Army and Air National Guard expects to provide military honors at the burials of 11,045 veterans during 2019, according to records from its Honor Guard teams across the state.
Lumagination 2020 set to wow crowds this winter at Botanical Gardens!
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 07:00 am
Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from Jan. 25 through Feb. 29. Lumagination will delight all ages during this unique exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens.
Lewiston remembers War of 1812, Tuscarora support
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Winter cold also wasn't enough to cancel Lewiston's annual War of 1812 remembrance ceremony Thursday at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument on the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Michael Hibbard to open 3rd Gallo; restaurant at former steakhouse site
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard recently took over the property at 453 Center St., formerly Center Cut: The Village Steakhouse. Hibbard said he hopes to open "Gather" sometime in February.
Holiday Market nets Toys for Tots $2,500-plus
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 06:55 am
Jamie Symmonds' recent Holiday Market at the Brickyard Brewing Company was a success, with scores of people attending and myriad vendors showcasing their wares for guests.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens' expansion projects $9.1 million annual economic impact
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 10:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. is currently completing the schematic design phase for a multimillion-dollar expansion that would add 40,000 square-feet to the historic structure. This project will help the Botanical Gardens meet the needs of the community, spark surrounding development - and generate over $9.1 million in economic impact, while creating hundreds of new jobs, the venue stated.
USAN: Hotel Niagara restoration breaks ground
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:40 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. on Monday announced the Hotel Niagara restoration has begun.
Taste of Buffalo seeking new restaurants, food trucks, wineries to apply for 2020
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:35 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced there is still time for local restaurants, food trucks and state wineries to apply for the 2020 summer festival. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 31. Applications can be completed online at www.tasteofbuffalo.com/apply.
Tour of Homes winners announced
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Attendees of the 15th annual Lewiston Tour of Homes had an opportunity to vote on their favorite home as "Best in Show." The "Par for Christmas" house decorated by Fay Bailey of Fay Bailey Designs, and Catherine Rotella and Al Piccirillo of Piccirillo's Florist, is the winner.
'The Nutcracker' in pictures
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. The GNBC's production showcases both local and Canadian dancers in a ballet set to the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder and Julie Traver. In addition, local character actors and brave parents will participate in the Act I party scene.
LongHorn Steakhouse provides holiday breakfast, gifts for community
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:45 am
The Niagara Falls LongHorn Steakhouse served a free breakfast on Sunday to about 150 children and families who receive services from either Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier or Pinnacle Community Services (formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara). Those same guests also took home gifts purchased by restaurant staff.
'The Wheels of Soul Tour' makes Artpark stop July 14, as Lewiston welcomes back Tedeschi Trucks Band
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:45 pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Wheels of Soul Tour" returns to the Artpark Amphitheater on July 14, 2020, as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" series. Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by eight-piece soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones plus singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabe Dixon. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
PHOTOS, VIDEO & MORE: It's the most wonderful time of the year in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:45 pm
Niagara County boasted a bevy of holiday tree-lighting ceremonies, artisan markets, dinners, singalongs and family events this past week.
ESD 'pivoting' from Wonder Falls; announces plans for high-density, mixed-use development project in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced plans for a civic improvement project at the Rainbow Centre in downtown Niagara Falls that will establish greater public access and walkability, create commercial opportunity, and also improve parking to support new and existing businesses at and near the site.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara USA, Town of Niagara donate on 'Giving Tuesday'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace and the Town Board, in conjunction with John Doran, senior manager of Fashion Outlets, split up and gave away $50,000 to various charitable groups, including the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs on Giving Tuesday.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino kicks off season with tree-lighting, performance by Vanessa Williams
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 10:10 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls welcomed the holiday season Wednesday night. A free event was held on Seneca Square Bridge, and featured Santa and Mrs. Claus, Buffalo sports mascots and Seneca Gaming Corp. leaders. A large crowd was welcomed and invited to watch as the Christmas tree was lit. Award-winning singer, actor and adopted Western New Yorker Vanessa Williams made a special appearance, performing a trio of songs for the audience.
Scharfenberger named apostolic administrator of Diocese of Buffalo, as Bishop Richard Malone takes early retirement
Wed, Dec 4th 2019 08:45 am
Following several days of media speculation regarding his future, it was officially announced Wednesday that the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone is stepping down as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Spreading cheer at Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
On Monday morning, Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed - for the first time - the Sacred Heart Villa School Children's Choir to perform as part of the hospital's annual advent service. Students sang and danced as they cheerfully performed about a half-dozen holiday songs.
PHOTOS: 'Jingle Falls' begins with a bang
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 09:55 pm
"Jingle Falls USA" kicked off its three-week holiday celebration Saturday with a LiveNF makers market, a "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall to Old Falls Street, and the lighting of a majestic Christmas tree in front of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
 

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