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Higgins calls for federal action to address nationwide pediatric chemotherapy drug shortage
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for answers and action in response to nationwide pediatric cancer drug shortages that are resulting in the rationing of doses and in some cases delayed treatment for our youngest cancer warriors.
VIDEO: A 'Thriller' in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 08:00 pm
Halloween was all the rage Saturday in Lewiston, as children and families went trick-or-treating along Center Street and into DiMinos Tops, village businesses handed out candy, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a craft-making event.
Cuomo: $49 million for 20 Lake Ontario REDI projects in Niagara & Orleans counties
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 01:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the state is providing $49 million to advance 20 projects in Niagara and Orleans counties as part of the first round of funding under the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. Cuomo launched REDI in May to increase the resilience of shoreline communities and bolster economic development in the region.
Game on: Village Board approves Peach Festival return to Academy Park
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 09:30 am
The Peach Festival will return to Academy Park in 2020.
VFW welcomes soldiers to Lewiston
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 01:45 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 welcomed a handful of recuperating D.C.-area soldiers to Lewiston on Sunday. The men were taken out on three charter boats to fish for bass and lake trout along the river. They then returned to Water Street for lunch at Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584.
Maestro JoAnn Falletta announces 5-year contract extension with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 09:30 pm
On Saturday, John Yurtchuk, chair of the board of trustees of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc., announced a five-year extension of Maestro JoAnn Falletta's contract with the BPO, which was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. The new contract will ensure her legacy of bringing live symphonic music to the Western New York Region through the 2025-26 season.
Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground opens
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls officials on Tuesday opened the Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground. The new play space was designed for children of all mobility and behavioral abilities. It gained community support via the Niagara Falls Community Development Department's participatory budgeting process.
Buffalo waterfront: ECHDC board approves designs for Heritage Point & Buffalo Heritage Carousel
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met earlier this week and approved several items designed to advance projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston
Sun, Oct 13th 2019 10:05 pm
A special celebration took place Sunday afternoon on the Village of Lewiston waterfront. The Freedom Crossing Monument's 10th anniversary was celebrated with speeches, historical reenactments, choral performances, a documentary screening and reception.
Local law enforcement receives funding
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 10:35 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the Niagara County Law Enforcement Foundation awarded grant funding to local police agencies.
UB Biorepository is bringing the power of precision medicine to Western New York
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
Today, the University at Buffalo officially launched the UB Biorepository, a critical new facility in the Clinical and Translational Research Center that will be a powerful resource regionally and throughout the state in driving biomedical innovation in academia and industry.
Congressman Higgins joins Niagara Falls School District in announcing 5-year federal grant totaling over $2.49 million
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie in announcing a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education totaling over $2.49 million over a five-year grant period for Niagara Falls Schools. The award, over $498,000 annually, will put additional mental health resources in schools, increase community and family outreach, provide training to help teachers identify needs early, and expand the pipeline of mental health professionals into the school setting to reduce shortages.
Erie County: 15th annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens Nov. 29 in Hamburg
Mon, Oct 7th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 29, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg and is the largest Christmas festival in Western New York.
Western New York celebrates legacy of Hispanic men and women in military
Mon, Oct 7th 2019 07:00 am
During a joint Hispanic Heritage Month event hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York and the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on Friday, the community gathered to celebrate the service of Western New York Hispanic American veterans.
Niagara County Peach Festival likely to return to Academy Park in 2020
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival will likely get another year at Academy Park - if not more.
Ortt hosts annual Warriors Flight
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:40 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt hosted 20 veterans on a flight down to Washington, D.C., to visit the various war memorials and pay respects to the men and women who have perished in service to this nation.
Companies invited to put teamwork skills to the test at 3rd annual Canstruction Competition to benefit FeedMore WNY
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
This December, Western New York companies and organizations will compete amongst each other to build structures made entirely out of canned goods to benefit the Food Bank program of FeedMore WNY. The building of structures for the third annual Canstruction Competition is scheduled to take place Dec. 13-15 at the 2019 Fairgrounds Festival of Lights.
International wetland status at Niagara River corridor
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
The Niagara River - and pro bono work by University at Buffalo School of Law students - gains national prominence Oct. 2-3 when the river and its corridor become a Wetland of International Importance and part of the Ramsar Convention.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 28 years
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 28th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The event will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension at 4487 Lake Road, Lockport. It is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors.
Letchworth slates arts & crafts show, sale
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
The Arts Council for Wyoming County will present the 44th annual Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show & Sale on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 12-14).
HART awards community members
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston-based Home Assistance Referral Team held its seventh annual dinner and awards celebration Thursday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union donates to SERV Niagara veterans
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 09:25 pm
Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union recently donated the proceeds from its annual charity golf tournament to local veterans organization SERV Niagara. The Niagara County-based credit union holds a golf tournament each August to raise funds for a local charity.
Niagara University honors 6 for outstanding work in Spirit of St. Vincent De Paul
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:40 pm
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized the extraordinary contributions of six individuals who have lived the mission of St. Vincent de Paul at its annual convocation on Thursday.
Ortt honors Ovarian Cancer Project
Thu, Sep 26th 2019 05:20 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday recognized the Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project "for its outstanding efforts in raising awareness of the danger that ovarian cancer presents the women of New York."
Buffalo Bills, Independent health renew partnership to improve health & wellbeing of Western New Yorkers
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health renewed their commitment to team up and tackle the region's health challenges and promote better health and wellbeing for Western New Yorkers.
Q&A: 'I Can Only Imagine' writer Bart Millard previews MercyMe concert at KeyBank Center
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 04:30 pm
MercyMe frontman Bart Millard's life was the subject of a feature film starring Dennis Quaid. "I Can Only Imagine" is the story of Bart's father, Arthur, changing his life and becoming a better man just before he died of cancer.
Girls in Sports Day: Girl power on display at NU
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
Last Saturday, 68 girls between the ages of 9-12 from 13 schools across Western New York, together with more than 100 women athletes, tried their hand at a variety of sports during Western New York Girls in Sports Day, hosted by Niagara University.
River Region welcomes new Tin Pan Alley owner
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 06:20 pm
For more than 20 years, Tin Pan Alley has been a culinary institution in Lewiston. On Saturday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed a new owner, William Castiglione, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Lewiston: Committee formed to determine Academy Park's future
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The future of Academy Park - and, by association, the Niagara County Peach Festival - will be decided by a group of people Mayor Anne Welch assembled together this week.
Niagara: Celebrate National Sight Week by clearing up your vision
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 10:15 am
The hardships of growing older affect many living within the Tribune's circulation. Some may need canes, walkers, wheelchairs; the nights may get longer, memories grow harder to access. Aches and pains from years of work may come to back to haunt the body, and of course, eyesight may become hindered.
VFW's 'Circle of Honor' arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 01:35 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487's "Circle of Honor" started to be assembled on Wednesday morning. Patrol cars from the Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office escorted stone pillars down Center Street and into Academy Park. Project manager Rocco DelGrosso and his team then began to install the monument pieces.
Niagara County pizzerias called to enter 2nd annual 'Festival of Slice'
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Calling all Niagara County pizzerias: Registration is now open for the second annual Festival of Slice pizza celebration, taking place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. It is taking place as part of the city's third annual Jingle Falls USA festivities, a collaborative holiday celebration in downtown Niagara Falls.
Community comes together to combat cancer
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 09:05 am
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group held its second annual "Rockout Cancer" event Sunday at the Lewiston Stone House. People came out to support the organization that is now offering financial and manpower services to those battling the disease.
Electric Lights Parade on hiatus for 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:05 pm
The talk of the residents in Town of Niagara on Friday was of a press release posted on the town's Facebook page. According to the release, the Electric Lights Parade is taking a year off from marching on Military Road. It will continue in 2020.
Gooch delivers concert funds to Veterans One-stop
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 10:00 am
At the final "Thursdays on the Water" concert of 2019, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a donation of $5,228.71 to the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York.
Progress continues on Lewiston's 'Circle of Honor' VFW memorial
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:00 pm
Significant progress will be seen this month at the construction site of the new Lewiston "Circle of Honor" at Academy Park.
Kenan Center to launch Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 09:20 am
The Kenan Center in Lockport is home to some of Niagara County's largest events, including the Niagara Wine and Beer Fest and 100 American Craftsmen. A new event, the Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest, will debut at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Peach Fest: Victoria Skrlin-Kozak named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 10:50 pm
Victoria Skrlin-Kozak was crowned Peach Queen Sunday night, capping off the 62nd annual Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Peach Festival: Broderick retains eating title
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 12:00 pm
For a few shining moments Saturday, it appeared as if Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick had been dethroned as peach shortcake eating champion. Alas, the reigning and defending titleholder would walk away with his fourth-straight victory - after it was discovered Kiwanian Dean Beltrano cheated!
Is this the last Peach Festival at Academy Park?
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people will visit the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend. It's a safe bet more than a few will wonder if this is the event's final ride at Academy Park.
 

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