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'Kidz 'n' Kites' ready to fly for 20th straight year
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 09:05 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 16, Veterans Memorial Park will host the 20th annual "Kidz 'n' Kites" celebration. Kids and families from all around are welcome to come out and enjoy a free event in the town.
Buffalo River restoration effort brings partners together at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 08:50 pm
Erie County's Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park on Seneca Street in Buffalo was the site Friday for a multitude of volunteers helping to beautify and protect the park itself and the adjoining waters of the Buffalo River. Personnel from the Erie County environment and planning and parks departments were joined by counterparts from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Labatt USA, Pegula Sports Entertainment, the Buffalo Sabres, Try-It Distributing and WNY PRISM to clean up the habitat area, remove invasive species, plant native pollinators and grasses, and place new trees and shrubs at the site.
Niagara offers A to Z solution: County will make bid for Amazon's attention
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 08:25 pm
Niagara County economic development officials will pitch the county to global commerce giant Amazon as an optimal site to expand its entry into foreign markets and optimize legal free trade and international commerce opportunities in an era when multilateral trade treaties are undergoing increasing scrutiny at the federal level.
Roadcase Royale: Heart's Nancy Wilson hits road with hard-hitting new funk-rock band
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 06:30 pm
Nancy Wilson has joined forces with vocalist Liv Warfield - formerly of Prince's New Power Generation - to create a dynamic live band she dubbed Roadcase Royale. The outfit is set to release its first record on Sept. 22, the 10-song "First Things First," and is opening for the Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band "Silver Bullet Tour" this fall.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Artpark hosts US premiere of 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 08:00 am
"Big Bang," by Plasticiens Volants, made its U.S. debut on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Artpark in Lewiston. The dazzling, one-night-only aerial exhibition combined large-scale pieces of floating art in the skies with performance artists on the ground - all to the beat of the touring company's original soundtrack.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
Island community completes GI Challenge for room at new Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
A cross-section of Grand Island came together Thursday to celebrate the Viking spirit that helped the community meet a fundraising challenge for the new Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Marble Orchard comes to life (sort of) in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:10 pm
Whether you're just out to have some fun or to learn something of the paranormal, Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past, as well as its gloriously creepy present. Lurking behind Lewiston's serene fa├žade lies a shadowy past filled with nightmarish spirits, ominous events and haunted buildings.
Empower extends care to community by offering elder care program
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:40 pm
Empower will soon offer a new adult day program that aims to benefit not only its senior participants, but also those who care for them.
Lewiston's Mildred Cummings, 98 years young, has Jet Boat adventure
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:40 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours recently surpassed a personal record of oldest passenger ever on-board one of its boats, with a visit from Lewiston local Mildred Cummings.
Higgins calls for changes to proposed NYSDOT Skyway rehab plan
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:30 pm
As the New York State Department of Transportation sets out to begin a more than $27 million rehabilitation of the Buffalo Skyway, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for the agency to rethink investments beyond those structurally necessary for public safety while also implementing sensible traffic technology measures that could make a big difference for Southtown commuters.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
Countdown to Peach Festival begins
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 05:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a press conference on Wednesday to officially kickoff preparations for the 60th Niagara County Peach Festival. The popular end-of-summer event will be held Sept. 7-10 at Academy Park on Center Street.
More details: Cuomo announces open road, cashless tolling to begin on Grand Island crossings in March 2018; new welcome center to debut
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced high-speed, open-road, cashless tolling will begin at the Grand Island toll barriers in March of 2018. The transition to cashless tolling will not affect the Grand Island resident discount program and is designed to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution.
PHOTOS: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Artpark
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:00 am
Southern rock royalty took the stage this week at Artpark, as Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined "Tuesdays in the Park." The band cranked out a slew of hits over its 90-minute set.
Calling all Peach Queens
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Peach Queen committee is looking for former Peach Queens. Organizers are creating a database to keep in contact with the 59 former Peach Queens.
Ortt delivers $30,000 for victims of domestic violence
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
As part of this year's state budget, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt secured a total of $30,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Lewiston Art Festival goes on Saturday, despite heavy rains; Sunday sizzles with drier weather
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 06:00 pm
Though local TV meteorologists called for a dry Saturday post-noon, it rained on the Lewiston Art Festival throughout the late afternoon and early evening. ... A lot.
Town of Niagara: Fashion Outlets welcomes donations for Boys & Girls Club
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season by hosting two initiatives to benefit the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club.
Miss New York Gabrielle Walter offers encouragement, advice to Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 02:05 pm
2018 Miss New York Gabrielle Walter was the guest speaker at the annual Peach Queen dinner on Wednesday. The Clarence native encouraged 12 attending contestants to live with purpose, give back to others, and rely on their families when times get tough.
Meet Zara: Aquarium of Niagara names new harbor seal pup
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 10:45 am
On Thursday, the Aquarium of Niagara revealed the name of its new harbor seal pup: Zara.
Chris Brown honored by Artpark & Company
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:55 pm
Artpark & Company recently announced a special dedication in honor of the late Christopher H. Brown, its former board chairman.
NCCC, YWCA, Niagara County Sheriff's Office partner to assist victims of sexual assault
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 01:00 pm
Representatives from Niagara County Community College, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Rape Crisis Program and the Niagara County Sheriff's Victim Assistance Unit signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, to formalize their ongoing efforts to provide services for sexual assault victims at the college.
Lewiston: Niagara County Peach Festival 'Taste Off' set for Sept. 9
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival "Taste Off" recipe contest will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Academy Park stage in Lewiston. This year, there will be three divisions for entries: food enthusiast, culinary student and a new children's category.
'Jazz Brunch' raises funds for Lewiston festival
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 11:00 am
Water Street Landing hosted a fundraiser on Sunday for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY. For a slight upcharge, patrons could enjoy a live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Oliver Street Art Fest highlights local artists
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:50 pm
More than 50 local artists will head to North Tonawanda to display their work at the fourth annual Oliver Street Art Festival.
Ortt delivers a total of $65,000 to Niagara County law enforcement
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday delivered a combined $65,000 to law enforcement agencies in Niagara County in support of public protection measures, programs and services. The funding will aid in crime-fighting efforts, assist with emergency services, and allow agencies to operate more effectively and efficiently.
Lewiston: Grounds dedicated to families dealing with loss of a baby
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and Footprints on the Heart held a blessing of the grounds and dedication ceremony Wednesday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston. Thanks to a donation by Catholic Charities, a community butterfly monument has been established for families dealing with the loss of a baby.
Buffalo's Shemika Charles returns to 'America's Got Talent' for 'Judge Cuts'
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 12:00 pm
Shemika Charles didn't fare quite as well in her second go-around on "America's Got Talent." After receiving four strong "yes" votes following her audition, Charles received lukewarm looks and comments from judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B., Howie Mandel and guest Laverne Cox. She failed to advance past Tuesday's "Judge Cuts" episode.
VIDEO: Ortt announces $1 million for hospital projects in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced he secured a total of $1 million for infrastructure projects at three local hospitals. He said the funding will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation. It secured by Ortt as part of the 2017-18 state budget, and supports projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Artpark: Fans flock to Blink-182, Pvris
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 02:35 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed one of its largest crowds of the season on Monday, as punk rock fans came out to see Blink-182 perform.
Ortt delivers $40,000 to Niagara County nonprofits to assist unemployed individuals
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 08:40 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt recently delivered a total of $40,000 in state funding to two nonprofit organizations in Niagara County that assist unemployed and underemployed individuals.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: 'Beat Blossom' blooms at Artpark
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:55 pm
Internationally renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista collaborated with Buffalo-based sculptor Shasti O'Leary Soudant and students from the University at Buffalo to create a colorful, interactive work called "Beat Blossom." Both were on hand to officially debut the sound-generating instrument on Sunday at Artpark in Lewiston. A dedication ceremony and concert took place inside the Percussion Garden.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
'Olden Days to Modern Ways': Niagara County Fair coming to Lockport
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the Niagara County Fair over its five-day run Aug. 2-6. The fair, held at 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, will include local events, live music, shows, contests, food, rides and other attractions - making it the largest youth fair in New York.
Niagara Falls: Olin Corp. pledges support to new Niagara Community Center
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Olin Corp., an industrial supplier of chlorine-related products and a major employer in Niagara Falls, recently presented a check for $10,000 to the new Niagara Community Center, which is adjacent to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Blondie & Garbage bring 'Rage and Rapture' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 04:55 pm
As advertised, Blondie and Garbage brought buckets of angst and political disdain to Lewiston on Tuesday as part of the "Rage and Rapture" Tour stop at Artpark in Lewiston. They also brought truckloads of talent, stellar production and a batch of hit songs primarily from the 1980s and '90s.
Poloncarz: Bethlehem Steel agreement heralds new age for historic Lackawanna site
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by representatives from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, the Empire State Development Corp., the City of Lackawanna, and Tecumseh Redevelopment Inc. along with numerous other officials and agencies, to announce Erie County's acquisition of 148 acres of industrial land at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.
Wegmans, Instacart to expand same-day grocery delivery to Western & Central New York
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:15 am
Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and Wegmans Food Markets will expand same-day grocery delivery service to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in August. The service allows Wegmans customers to complete their grocery shopping online, and have their orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour.
 

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