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Thievery Corporation added to 'Tuesdays in the Park' at Artpark
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:30 am
World-renowned electronic music group Thievery Corporation is set to perform on Aug. 6 at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake prepares for 20th anniversary ride
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:25 am
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is an opportunity for Niagara County residents to enjoy cookout and clambake fare on the blissful blue waters of the lower Niagara and Lake Ontario. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 12, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club, come rain or shine. The cruise and clambake is a fundraiser for Niagara Hospice, a local nonprofit located in Lockport.
St. Joseph Day table celebrated at Casa Antica
Sun, Mar 24th 2019 03:45 pm
Casa Antica Restaurant and Lounge hosted its annual St. Joseph Day table on Sunday. The 2019 Lewiston Business of the Year was packed with patrons ranging in age from preteen to 100.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to take over Taste of Lewiston in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Taste of Lewiston is returning this year - but with a twist.
Monumental Women of WNY headed to Erie County
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Karen King, county legislators and members of the Monumental Women of WNY as the committee presented an update on the progress of the Monumental Women of WNY project.
Buffalo to welcome Phil Collins
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:00 pm
One of the world's most acclaimed hitmakers, with over 100 million record sales and an unstoppable catalogue of No. 1 albums, Phil Collins returns to Buffalo this fall.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce nearly $13.75 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in WNY
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in the mission to end homelessness in the region.
Greenway: Lewiston projects to receive funding
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 06:40 pm
The two Lewiston projects endorsed last week by the Greenway Commission will receive funding, following approval from the Host Communities Standing Committee on Tuesday.
Niagara Military Affairs Council honors Legislator David Godfrey
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:05 pm
Legislator David Godfrey, R-Wilson, was recognized by the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) at the Niagara Aerospace Museum last week. Godfrey was presented an award for his years of service on the NIMAC board of directors, a position he has held for nearly a decade.
Bad Company returns to Artpark with Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 11:40 am
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, Bad Company with Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater Aug. 20 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22.
Mason's Mission playground, VFW 'Circle of Honor' receive Greenway backing
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, nine members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission voted both the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park and the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Circle of Honor" consistent with the Greenway Plan. The two Town of Lewiston-sponsored projects will now be considered for funding from the Host Communities Standing Committee.
Jacobs calls for increase in EPF funding
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 02:55 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has joined with local elected officials in calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to include an increase in the state's Environmental Protection Fund in the final state budget. The EPF was created in 1993 to provide funding for broad categories of projects related to solid waste, parks and recreation and open space. Jacobs is seeking to grow the fund from $300 million to $350 million this year.
National Comedy Center officially designated as US cultural institution dedicated to comedy
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 11:40 am
The National Comedy Center was formally designated Tuesday as the nation's official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy. In a bipartisan show of support, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed this bill in February, and the president signed it into law this week, recognizing the Center as the "Official National Comedy Center of the United States."
Artpark: Earth, Wind & Fire added to 2019 'Tuesdays in the Park' concert lineup
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:35 am
Legendary music group Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at 6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15.
Lewiston Art Festival: KeyBank Chalk Walk applications available
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:50 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts is looking for the most creative high school student artists to participate in the 35th annual KeyBank Chalk Walk competition, which will be held during the Lewiston Art Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.
Como Deli on Center opens in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Como Deli on Center Street opened on Tuesday, and has already become a favorite with Lewiston residents. This delicatessen is the third for the Antonacci and Colucci families, who run the iconic Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls.
Aquarium of Niagara: New penguins in 'Penguin Coast'
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 05:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara of Friday announced additions to its Humboldt penguin colony. Three new penguins have arrived: Montana, Mario and Desi.
Erie County, partners join with Crime Stoppers to help stop violence
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Barbara Lark, Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, and Crime Stoppers Buffalo Board Chairman Warren Clark to announce a new initiative to reduce fatal and nonfatal shootings in Erie County.
Artpark to welcome Sarah McLachlan
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 11:00 am
Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on July 31, joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Indoor reserved seat tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8 at 10am.
'Sip. Shop. Eat!' is winter wonderland, Lewiston-style
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 06:40 pm
The vast majority of retailers, professionals and restaurateurs banded together to beat the blues normally associated with this time of year. Their joint effort, titled "Sip. Shop. Eat!", provided a fun excuse to get out
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
Higgins presents 'long-overdue' medals to Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo of Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo, of Niagara Falls, with the medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Army 69 years ago.
Lewiston Police Department introduces new officers
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:45 pm
Lewiston Town Board members and visitors to Monday's session at Town Hall had the opportunity to welcome the newest officers to the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Frank Previte officiated a swearing-in ceremony for new officers Mitchell Pegan, Adriano Medici and Lt. Michael Milbrand, who recently retired from the Tonawanda Police Department. All three joined the LPD on Feb. 18.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation announce $1 million contribution to Teach for America Buffalo
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:35 pm
As part of its partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, KeyBank on Tuesday announced a $1 million charitable contribution to Teach for America-Buffalo.
Rich Family Foundation announces $150,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Rich Family Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Rich Products, announced a $150,000 commitment to support construction for a new kitchen in the Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St., scheduled to open in 2020. The kitchen will be named the Rich Family Kitchen of Hospitality.
River Region survives Winter Storm Quiana
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 01:55 pm
The lower portion of the River Region in Niagara County appears to have escaped the worst of what was billed as Winter Storm Quiana, an extremely strong system that blew through the Great Lakes to the eastern seaboard this past weekend.
HAL, BBC team for premiere Lewiston showing of 'Risking Everything'
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The 33-minute documentary film, titled "Risking Everything," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Brickyard Brewing Company second-floor banquet hall, 436 Center St., Lewiston. Admission is free, and the public is invited. The room is easily accessible and an elevator is available.
Excitement for future of Frontier House on display at Village of Lewiston board meeting
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 08:25 am
A feeling of euphoria seemed to spread across the Village of Lewiston last week, as news broke of a limited liability company's purchase of the Frontier House. That emotion continued into Tuesday's municipal board meeting.
Fast, user-friendly segmentation tool lets medical professionals 'teach' computers to correctly annotate medical images
Wed, Feb 20th 2019 11:15 am
Pictures may be worth a thousand words but, with medical images, that's an understatement. Digital images of biopsies are especially valuable in diagnosing and tracking the progression of certain diseases, such as chronic kidney disease and cancer.
Whitesnake to rock Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on May 18; Billy Ray Cyrus headed to SAC
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:40 pm
One of the hardest-rocking bands in history is back on the road and headed to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Whitesnake will bring its "Flesh & Blood World Tour" to the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 22.
Olcott Lions to celebrate 50 years of 'Swim For Sight'
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The event? Well, it's the 50th anniversary of the Olcott Lions Club's legendary "Swim For Sight," of course.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo donate 36 sacks of food from 'Sack Hunger' campaign
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:20 pm
Representatives from Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football team donated 36 "sacks" of food to New Beginnings Food Pantry on Feb. 13 at Price Rite Marketplace of Amherst. The donation was a result of the football team's 36 sacks this season and included canned goods, fresh produce, rice, pasta and water.
NYPA teams with area first responders to practice ice rescues at Niagara Project's Lewiston Reservoir
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:25 pm
Passersby near the boat ramp at the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant's Lewiston Reservoir on Feb. 5 would have witnessed an unusual sight: people in the freezing water amidst four to six inches of floating ice simulating the rescuing of individuals who've fallen into the water after stepping out on unstable ice on the reservoir.
Mash Camp students at Mount St. Mary's
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 08:50 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently hosted 20 students from the Iroquois Job Corps in Medina as part of the hospital's Mash Camp program.
SOLD! Frontier House has new owners
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 03:10 pm
The 195-year-old Frontier House was sold to a group consisting of Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino and Lewiston developers Jeff and Jerry Williams. Their newly formed LLC purchased the building and almost one acre of land - including a parking lot - from Hastings Lewiston Inc. for the price of $800,000.
Grand Island: McMurray won't seek re-election
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 11:35 pm
Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray on Monday announced he will not seek re-election.
Mt. St. Mary's celebrates Black History Month
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 09:30 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducted a special ceremony on Thursday as part of its Black History Month events. The ceremony was held in front of a capacity gathering in the cafeteria.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
Artpark's 'Tuesday' schedule to kickoff with Sammy Hagar's 'Full Circle Jam Tour'
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 08:05 pm
Artpark & Company will kickoff the 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series on June 4 with a mega show: Sammy Hagar's "Full Circle Jam Tour" featuring Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham. Special guest Night Ranger will open.
The legend that is Rock Burger grows with 2nd spot
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:05 pm
Rock Burger quickly became a cult smash. This was the place where one could get a giant burger, juicy and oozing from the inside out, dripping with head-scratching foodstuffs straight from Lizardo's imagination.
 

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