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Castellani Art Museum hosts '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 07:00 am
The opening of "2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western NY" at the Castellani Art Museum will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This free event on the Niagara University campus will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York's five counties.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center raises $275,000 at annual fundraiser
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center raised over $275,000 at its annual fundraiser, The Premier, held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort. This year's event was co-chaired by doctors Rajinder Bajwa and Simmanjeet Mangat and Dr. Marnie LaVigne and Robert Fohl, and once again hosted a sold-out crowd of 960 people.
Bieber fever: Justin Bieber to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 08:45 am
Grammy Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber announced today his fifth studio album, "Changes." will arrive Feb. 14 via RBMG/Def Jam Recordings, along with the official public on-sale for tickets to the "Changes Tour," presented by T-Mobile with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. The tour, promoted by AEG Presents, kicks off in Seattle at the CenturyLink Field on Thursday, May 14.
Brothers Osborne added to Artpark's 'Tuesdays in the Park' lineup; Bon Iver headlines Mainstage show
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 10:35 am
Singer/songwriter sibling duo and four-time Country Music Award winners Brothers Osborne will perform at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater on Aug. 4 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2020-21 season to feature return of celebrated soprano Renée Fleming & master trumpeter Chris Botti
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2020-21 concert season is all about inspiring figures, past and present - master composers, virtuosic artists, and timeless legends of Broadway, Hollywood and the radio. Anchored by a season opener with celebrated soprano Renée Fleming, and the return of master trumpeter Chris Botti in time for a sweet Valentine's Day serenade, this season is packed with world premieres and classic masterpieces.
Higgins & McMahon present military service medals to WWII vet George Wilcox & Korean War vet Robert Fahey
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblywoman Karen McMahon were joined Friday by representatives from the U.S. Air Force and Town of Amherst leaders to honor residents and Air Force veterans George "Butch" Wilcox and Robert Fahey.
'WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FATALITY. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.'
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Local elected leaders are again making a push to lower the speed limit on Center Street, from 30 miles per hour down to 25 mph.
Niagara University opens The Nest as a sports lounge and gaming area for Esports
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Niagara University has cut the ribbon on The Nest, a state-of-the-art sports lounge and new gaming area for the university's growing Esports club.
Snow what? Niagara County preparing for 2020 golf season
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Snow may be on the ground and the temperatures a little chilly, but golf is already on the minds of the staff at the Niagara County Golf Course.
'A playground for all' at Chestnut Ridge Park
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Assemblyman Patrick Burke (142nd district), Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, President of the Chestnut Park Conservancy Gordon Panek, and conservancy members at the Chestnut Ridge casino to announce the start of a capital campaign to fund the newest addition to the park's recreational offerings.
Schumer & Higgins announce two federal grants totaling $500,000 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $500,000 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery initiatives.
Niagara SPCA releases external audit results; no findings of animal mistreatment
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA recently underwent an external audit completed by Barbara Carr, former CEO of the SPCA Serving Erie County and currently a senior shelter consultant. The entire report is posted on the Niagara SPCA website (www.niagaraspca.org). Below is a summary of some of her recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
 

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