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'Airman for a Day' puts spotlight on Tianna
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:20 pm
A special guest visited the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station last week named, Tianna Colarusso. The 9 year old was commissioned in as the youngest honorary U.S. Air Force 2nd lieutenant as part of the "Airman for a Day" program.
5th annual 'Art Off The Wall' fundraiser to benefit Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The fifth annual "Art Off The Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the Carnegie Art Center opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and will give visitors a unique opportunity to purchase original artwork. Local artists have donated works priced at $20 for the event.
VIDEO: 'Circle of Honor' unveiled
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 11:05 pm
At nightfall on the 11th day of the 11th month - Veterans Day - Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 officially unveiled its "Circle of Honor" monument inside Lewiston's Academy Park.
Veterans Day ceremony at 'Circle of Honor'
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 01:40 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7487 held a Veterans Day observance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in honor of those who served this country in the armed forces. The event took place at the new "Circle of Honor" memorial at Academy Park in Lewiston.
3rd annual Veteran Parade held at GICSD
Sat, Nov 9th 2019 07:00 am
Island veterans paraded through the halls of the Grand Island High School and Veronica Connor Middle School Thursday to the applause and thanks of Island schoolchildren in the third annual Veterans Parade.
NCCC: New experience to Savor at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute has always provided up-and-coming chefs with a hands-on learning environment to sharpen their skills in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Now, these unique programs will provide even more opportunities for students to excel and stand out in their field.
Well, if it's snowing outside ...
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:15 am
Old Fort Niagara, the 18th century historic site, is getting ready for its popular Christmas event in a very 21st-century way.
Election Day 2019: Republicans claim victory in northern Niagara County
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 11:15 pm
The Republican Party in northern Niagara County scored major victories on Election Day in the Town of Lewiston and in the legislature.
$13,000-plus donated to Lewiston inclusive playground
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 06:30 pm
Two large gifts to the new playground project were announced prior to Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees work session.
Lewiston's 'Circle of Honor' unveiling slated for Veterans Day evening
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 12:00 pm
After nearly two years of planning, fundraising, engineering and construction, the new Veterans of Foreign Wars "Circle of Honor" will be dedicated during a nighttime ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
Helicopter revamped for vet memorial in Wheatfield
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:05 pm
The 1965 Huey helicopter is a big thing to miss. It's been gone for about a year now, but no one should be alarmed. The Vietnam era helicopter and its compatriot, the massive tank in front of the Town of Wheatfield Highway Department building, will be back together again at Town Hall on Church Street. It's just a question of when.
Community leaders join movement to fight hunger in North Tonawanda
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 07:00 am
The Little Free Pantry is a nationwide movement that addresses immediate and local hunger issues, an epidemic prevalent in the City of North Tonawanda. The concept entails small, independent, handmade food pantries placed in popular areas where people can take what they need and give what they can.
VIDEO: 'Best Friends' sit together in Seneca Park
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 09:10 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club and Village of Lewiston Beautification officially unveiled "Best Friends" at a ceremony Tuesday inside Seneca Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library.
Niagara University highlights yearlong disability awareness work
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 04:00 pm
October is widely recognized as "Disability Awareness Month," but at Niagara University, the work in this field continues all year long.
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.
 

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