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New York State: Western New York Welcome Center opens on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 06:55 am
Without fanfare, the Western New York Welcome Center on Alvin Road has opened.
What's next? Final stores close at Summit Mall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 12:30 pm
The Summit Park Mall along Williams Road in the Town of Wheatfield used to be a gathering place for families and friends to shop, socialize and have an enjoyable time. In 2018, the mall is completely vacant, as the two remaining tenants - Sears and The Bon Ton - have shut their doors.
Counting down! UB scientists await launch of NASA ice-monitoring satellite
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:40 pm
As the Sept. 15 launch date for NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite approaches, University at Buffalo scientists are among many worldwide who are counting down the days.
NU School of Nursing offers first classes at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:35 pm
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday launched a new partnership to improve educational opportunities for registered nurses by offering NU School of Nursing credit courses on the medical center's downtown campus. The courses will enable registered nurses enrolled as students to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.
Ortt helps secure education aid for Niagara County museums
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:35 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented $40,000 in education funds to five local museums from across Niagara County for improvements in educational programs currently offered, as well as the addition of new educational resources. Joining the host of the event, the Niagara Aerospace Museum, was the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum, the Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY, the Historical Association of Lewiston, and the Sanborn Area Historical Society.
ESD announces $510,000 in awards for Oath's Community Benefit Funds for Niagara County, Lockport
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:10 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the recipients of funding for Oath's Community Benefit Fund for Lockport and Oath's Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development. For the 2018 funding cycle, $510,000 was awarded to 20 projects. Each year from 2015-21, Oath has committed to granting $500,000 to community organizations in Lockport and the surrounding areas.
Lockport: 11th annual CreateAthon delivers for 9 local nonprofits
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 04:30 pm
For more than 24 hours straight last week, the team at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport, along with a few volunteers, traded sleep for the cause of helping area nonprofits as part of the 11th annual CreateAthon.
Cuomo directs flags to half-staff in honor of McCain
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain until his funeral. The governor's full statement on the passing of McCain is available HERE.
PHOTOS: Jazz Festival weekend in Lewiston
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 03:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, kicks off tonight on Center Street and continues all day Saturday. Now in its 17th year, the popular event features local, regional, national and even international musicians performing on stages stretching from Center and Fourth streets to Center and Sixth streets. In addition, there is merchandise for sale, village vendors preparing food and selected portable snack shacks offering award-winning fare.
Welcome home: Soldiers return from NATO mission
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 08:20 pm
Thursday afternoon, families and friends alike gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to welcome home their loved ones from overseas.
Village of Lewiston: Peach Festival press conference reveals new event details
Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 06:00 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival organizers and local elected leaders joined together Wednesday for a press conference announcing new additions for the 2018 Peach Festival.
Lewiston residents seek answers on Oxford House
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 11:10 am
Rows of extra chairs were wheeled into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom on Monday night to accommodate the large number of residents who filed into the Red Brick to learn more about an "Oxford House" on Creek Road Extension. After about a half-hour of civil discourse at the monthly board meeting, residents were told the group home is legal. Furthermore, the occupants can function as they have since the local program was established last September.
Jacobs calls for amnesty, asks governor to sign Toll Payers' Bill of Rights
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 03:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, on Monday called on the leadership of the State Assembly to forward legislation that he co-sponsored enacting the Toll Payers' Bill of Rights to the governor so he can immediately sign it into law.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's winter tour 2018 celebrates 20 years of live performances
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 11:00 am
Marking the band's 20th consecutive year of touring, Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Monday announced its highly anticipated winter tour 2018.
'SplitSeasonTickets': Buffalo Sabres introduce ticket sharing program for 2018-19 season
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 11:00 am
Buffalo Sabres season ticketholders have a new option for sharing season ticket packages beginning this season. The Sabres have partnered with "SplitSeasonTickets," a new online platform that makes it easier for fans to share season tickets by finding partners, efficiently dividing tickets between them, and managing and tracking their supply.
Lewiston: Northwest Jazz Festival headliner Veronica Swift forging her own path
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Somewhere around the age of 9 is when Veronica Swift started doing her own thing.
Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement academy graduates 68th class
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 68th class during a ceremony held Aug. 8 at Niagara University.
One in a million: Life, death, football and Jordan Parks
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
For some athletes, football is a way of life. Some players relish the opportunity of being between the lines, from goal post to goal post. For Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior quarterback Jordan Parks, his true love is the game of football. This past winter, though, that love was almost taken from him.
10th annual Hospice Dash 5K and Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to be held Sept. 15
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
This year's race, presented by Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. Runners will compete for prize money, and trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers.
Niagara University student, alumnus skate with cancer-free father in 11 Day Power Play
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
In January 2016, Justin Crawford received a jolt that would make a Scott Stevens check feel like a mosquito bite: His father, Gary, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Lewiston Art Festival winners announced
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 08:30 am
The 52nd annual Lewiston Art Festival took place over the weekend, with more than 175 top artists along Center Street, and future exhibitors on display via the high school KeyBank Chalk Walk competition and College Alley.
Lindsey Stirling puts on master class at Artpark
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 08:00 pm
YouTube came to life Thursday, as Lindsey Stirling expertly paired her wildly popular videos with a live stage performance that would make Marvel Studios jealous.
UB volcanologist co-chairs science definition team for Venus mission
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 07:25 pm
This week, University at Buffalo geologist Tracy Gregg is in Moscow for a scientific meeting. Next stop? Venus.
PHOTOS: Thunder on the Niagara entertains
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:00 pm
This past weekend, hydroplanes showed off their skills on the Niagara River in the 13th annual Thunder on the Niagara boat racing series.
BBC Band leads Western New York invasion
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:55 pm
While the Beatles led the British Invasion back in the 1960s, the BBC Band just may be leading the Western New York invasion right now.
Colonial rebels, British loyalists to clash at 'Soldiers of the Revolution'
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
Old Fort Niagara's busy season of re-enactments continues with "Soldiers of the Revolution," Aug. 18-19, when the fort's staff and volunteers will work with visiting re-enacting units to share history from the American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier. During this event, visitors will gain an understanding of early America through the perspectives of the colonial rebels versus those who remained loyal to the British crown, called loyalists.
Como Deli coming to Center Street
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 02:20 pm
One of the most iconic restaurant businesses in Western New York is set to make its Lewiston debut later this year. The Como Restaurant will open up a deli at the corner of Center and South Sixth streets, inside what used to be Melloni's Meats and, most recently, Cal's Grinders. The Village of Lewiston location will be operated by the Antonacci and Colucci families.
Artpark: Community, pros pair on 'The Odyssey'
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 01:00 pm
Artpark's production of "The Odyssey" lived up to billing on Sunday, as the Mainstage Theater show delivered on what the visual and performing arts company promised: Broadway professionals telling the tale of Odysseus and Penelope; grand props, including a spinning stage and a giant monster; members of the community joining together to serve as the people of Ithaca; and even a couple of Easter eggs, in the form of cameos from local celebrities and groups.
Silo Restaurant to discontinue 2% fee
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 10:30 am
A surcharge that drew the ire of some Village of Lewiston residents has been permanently removed. Late Wednesday afternoon, The Silo Restaurant proprietor Alan Hastings said his business will stop charging customers a 2 percent fee that was initiated when the 2018 season began in May.
Jacobs secures $50,000 to launch high school program to fight heroin epidemic
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured $50,000 in state funds to support the implementation of a high school student ambassador program in the City of Buffalo. Developed by the Independent Health Foundation and Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the pilot program is patterned after the successful Leadership in Training (LIT) middle school program.
Destination Niagara USA: Tourism spending in Niagara County reaches $708 million
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
Earlier this week, New York state released the tourism economics research study for 2017, which provides analyses on the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2017 reached $708,276,000, which is an increase of 8.8 percent over 2016.
Medical school students from China tour NFMMC
Tue, Jul 31st 2018 12:05 pm
Forty students from China's Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine received a guided tour of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Monday to learn about the medical services available to patients and the health care professionals who provide them.
Canada's Farlow declared winner at weather-shortened Costa FLW Series Northern Division Tournament on Lake Erie
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 11:30 am
Pro Neil Farlow of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, won the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event on Lake Erie presented by Polaris with a single-day catch of five bass weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces, after high winds forced tournament officials to shorten the three-day event to one day of competition. Farlow's weight was caught on Thursday and was enough to earn him the top prize of $87,500, including a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower outboard engine.
Village of Lewiston: Frontier House scans to give detailed blueprint of building
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Boundary and Mapping Services President Kenneth Lee Slaugenhoupt spent part of the past week laser-scanning the Frontier House. Working inside and outside the building, he used a FARO Laser Scanner, which, he said, is capable of collecting 488,000 measurements per minute with a tolerance of ±3mm (or 1/8 inch).
Niagara County Legislature awarded first Taylor Award from SPCA
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 09:20 pm
On Thursday evening, the Niagara SPCA held a "Cocktail Pawty," and at the event they awarded the Niagara County Legislature with the first-ever Taylor Award.
Erie County Office for Disabled & partners celebrate 28th anniversary of ADA
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:05 pm
July 26 marks the 28th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
Jewish and Baptist leadership visit newly opened Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
Leadership from The Niagara Falls Experience of True Bethel Baptist Church and the Jewish Community Relations Council (of Buffalo Jewish Federation), along with two Holocaust survivors, experienced the newly opened Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Museum last Thursday.
Kingdom Bound: Largest crowd in years expected to attend 2018 festival
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 12:45 pm
The Kingdom Bound Festival, one of the nation's largest and longest-running Christian music festivals, is set to return to Darien Lake Theme Park this weekend. It will feature top national Christian artists TobyMac, Casting Crowns and for KING & COUNTRY.
Freedom fighters Remedy Drive to share passion, music at Kingdom Bound
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 06:30 pm
The stories, and the songs that comprise Remedy Drive's 2017 release "The North Star," will be featured on stage at Kingdom Bound. Zach and his bandmates will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, on the Darien Lake Awaken Stage.
VIDEO: Learn more about Project Connect Niagara's work to help those in need
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 12:50 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Heart, Love & and Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
 

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