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Artpark: 'Painted Parking Lot' party
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company hosted a reception Friday to thanks sponsors and artists responsible for the recreated "Niagara 1979," also known as the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
WATCH: Erendira Wallenda flies over Niagara Falls
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 05:15 pm
On June 15, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across Niagara Falls, his wife, Erendira, broke his iron jaw hang Guinness World Record by dangling 300 feet above the Horseshoe Falls - at times by her teeth.
WATCH: Tears for Fears acting on their best behavior at Artpark
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 05:10 pm
Tears for Fears might not rule the world, but they certainly reigned over Lewiston on Wednesday. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith were in prime shape, singing and performing a slew of songs with the same vocal prowess, vim and vigor they displayed when first releasing their hits in the 1980s, '90s and early 2010s.
Niagara University art project brings 'shadow selfies' to vacant Niagara Falls storefronts
Wed, Jun 14th 2017 04:05 pm
Life-sized paper silhouettes of Niagara University students, faculty and staff now adorn the windows of vacant buildings in downtown Niagara Falls, thanks to a partnership between NU and the city's department of community development.
Buffalo's Shemika Charles impresses 'America's Got Talent' judges
Tue, Jun 13th 2017 11:05 pm
Shemika Charles, known as "the undisputed Queen of Limbo," received four "yes" votes Tuesday on "America's Got Talent." She now moves on to the next round. This year's winner will receive a $1 million grandprize.
United Way's 'Night at the Races'
Tue, Jun 13th 2017 10:55 am
Organizers report the ninth annual "Labor's Night at the Races" to benefit United Way of Greater Niagara was a great success. The money raised will go a long way to benefit United Way and its funded programs to serve those in need.
Walmart teams up with American Diabetes Association for Walmart Wellness Day
Tue, Jun 13th 2017 10:55 am
The largest health fair in America will once again be coming to communities across the country. During Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, June 17, Walmart will offer free health screenings in its more than 4,600 locations across the country, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
LCTV, LCCC & Spectrum Cable announce 2017 scholarship winners
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 12:05 pm
Lockport Community Television, along with the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Spectrum Cable, announce this year's scholarship recipients.
Lew-Port AIBF graduates new class
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 12:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School has announced the graduation of its fifth cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance.
It's soccer, soccer, and more soccer at Fort Niagara
Wed, Jun 7th 2017 07:00 am
This weekend, the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will hold its annual Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament. Now in its 33rd year, the tournament will offer soccer, soccer and more soccer July 8 and 9 on the fields at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
History comes to life for students on Lewiston tour
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 02:50 pm
Fourth-graders from Grabiarz School #79 visited the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant on Tuesday. They are reading "Freedom Crossing" as part of their English Language Arts/social studies curriculum, and were given the chance to visit some of the landmarks up close and personal.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' host Seacrest visits Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 09:25 pm
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" visited Niagara Falls, Ontario, over the weekend, and filmed two shows Monday from the Oakes Garden Theatre. Panoramic views of the American and Horseshoe Falls provided the backdrop for both editions of "Live," and the hosts took time to explore some of the popular tourist attractions.
Ortt announces $750,000 for former Summit Park Mall
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced the approval of a $750,000 state grant for Big Thunder Brewing Co., which will be located in The Summit in Wheatfield.
'Music Mania Mondays' complete concert schedule released
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:35 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the full schedule for the 2017 "Music Mania Mondays" free concert events.
Village of Lewiston waterfront not improving, but jet boats operating as licensed
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
With Lake Ontario water levels still adversely impacting the Village of Lewiston waterfront, the Board of Trustees invited BMC Adam A. Pedzich to Wednesday's special, fiscal year-end meeting. Pedzich is officer in charge at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Niagara.
Gov. Cuomo takes further action to help those impacted by recent flooding
Thu, Jun 1st 2017 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced $7 million in state funding to assist homeowners who have been impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The new investment program will provide up to $40,000 for homeowners to support interior and exterior repairs to structural damage caused by flooding, as well as the repair or replacement of permanent fixtures.
2-time Olympian & marathon record-holder coming to WNY
Wed, May 31st 2017 12:50 pm
Houghton College will host Ryan Hall, one of the top marathon runners in the world, for a one-day clinic, 5K and dinner speaking event on Saturday, June 17. This event is open to the public and features an à la carte option for friends and family members who wish to only participate in the 5K or dinner speaking event.
Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS announces 2017 restaurants, food trucks & wineries
Tue, May 30th 2017 10:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS has announced the complete lineup of restaurants, food trucks and wineries that will participate in the 2017 food festival, which takes place July 8-9 in downtown Buffalo. Sixty-one restaurants will be on site this year along with six New York state wineries.
#SoakItIn: Niagara Falls announces summer fun & entertainment for 2017
Thu, May 25th 2017 12:05 pm
Representatives from the leading tourism and entertainment venues in downtown Niagara Falls came together Thursday to outline all that residents and visitors can see, experience and enjoy this summer. Destination Niagara USA, Old Falls Street, USA, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and Niagara Falls State Park held a special joint media conference to announce the extensive list of entertainment and activities taking place this summer.
Cuomo highlights accomplishments at Buffalo's waterfront
Wed, May 24th 2017 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday toured several key attractions at Buffalo's waterfront to promote the transformation of the Outer Harbor and encourage tourists to visit the many attractions throughout the city.
'Rebels and Redcoats' headed to Old Fort Niagara for American Revolution living history event
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:10 pm
Re-enactors representing the American colonists and British loyalists during the American Revolution will converge on Old Fort Niagara the weekend of June 3 and 4 for a large-scale living-history event that involves camps, mock battles and interactive demonstrations for visitors.
Department of Social Services employees wear blue for child abuse awareness
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Social Services recently held a "Wear Blue Day" to promote child abuse awareness. Staffers were also asked to donate $1 to the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
Brickyard Brewing Co. set to become 'crown jewel of breweries'
Sat, May 20th 2017 08:00 am
The owners of Tin Pan Alley, The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. and Center Cut have painstakingly built a modern-day masterpiece that's an homage to Lewiston's past and present - and unlike anything the village has seen in its storied 200-year history.
Finished!
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:40 pm
Artpark & Company Director of Visual Arts & Family Programs Tanis Winslow (far right) and a team of her painters marked the completion of "Niagara 1979." The performing and visual arts venue faithfully recreated the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Nonprofits, businesses join in 'NT Second Thursday'
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
Owners and staff of North Tonawanda's local businesses and galleries are coming together to host a new monthly tradition in their community known as "NT Second Thursday."
Memorial Day observance grows in Lewiston
Sat, May 13th 2017 10:00 am
When the Village of Lewiston's annual Memorial Day parade, observance and luncheon was cancelled in 2015, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, vowed to bring it back bigger and better in 2016.
REALTORS emeritus honored at annual luncheon
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
The local real estate community came to Grand Island last week to honor some of the industry's longest serving members.
Higgins, Jacobs, Morinello & McMurray make joint push for cashless tolling at Grand Island bridges
Fri, May 12th 2017 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, Assemblymember Angelo Morinello and Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray are together pushing for conversion to cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
Discover Niagara Shuttle returns for second season
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 pm
Niagara Region leaders and elected officials marked the beginning of the Discover Niagara Shuttle's second season Tuesday morning at a press conference in front of the Niagara Falls Train Station and Underground Railroad Heritage Center.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' heads to Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 5 & 6
Tue, May 9th 2017 07:00 am
Daytime TV's newest power duo, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, will travel north of the border to Niagara Falls, Ontario, for two episodes of "Live with Kelly and Ryan," airing Monday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 6.
Fort Niagara invites regional residents to May 17 community night
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites residents from the greater Buffalo Niagara Region to explore the historic landmark for free from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.
Rain can't stop Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, May 5th 2017 08:50 pm
As the rain flowed Friday in the Village of Lewiston, crowds of people flooded into the tented area of the Smelt Festival. A light shower couldn't deter visitors from coming up to the waterfront and supporting the Niagara River Anglers Association. Under cover, they were quickly able to catch free (paper) boatloads of the tiny, fried fish, and listen to the sounds of 90 West.
Music Mania Mondays returning to Town of Niagara
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace recently announced the 2017 concert schedule for the Music Mania Mondays events.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, announces 2017 'World Burger Tour' lineup
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:25 am
Hard Rock's "World Burger Tour" is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure - no passport necessary!
Compeer of Greater Buffalo & Mental Health Association of Erie County to host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk June 9 in Delaware Park
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the first and largest race/walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo (Compeer) and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
Artpark adds 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Tue, May 2nd 2017 11:35 am
For over four decades, Artpark has been a unique destination for new and experimental statements of art, nature and performance. In keeping with that idea this summer, Artpark & Company has announced a concert featuring two visually stunning outdoor spectacles: William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and "Big Bang" by the French performance group Plasticiens Volants. The show will conclude the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy: U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the 20th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Erie County Parks and Land Conservancy collaborate to create new natural habitat park along lakeshore
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
Last spring, a generous landowner donated a beautiful, eight-acre forest on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby to the Western New York Land Conservancy.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala photo gallery
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 12:15 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA holds 3rd annual Dumpster Mural Contest
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:05 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA recently held its third annual Earth Day Dumpster Mural contest, in partnership with Guard Contracting Corp. The contest featured artwork from two local schools demonstrating their vision of Earth Day. Students created murals on Dumpsters in the Military Road parking lot.
 

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