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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.
Kingdom Bound: Seventh Day Slumber arises with new message of hope on 'Found'
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 03:10 pm
On "Sky is Falling," the fist-pumping lead single from Seventh Day Slumber's new album "Found," lead singer Joseph Rojas sings, "It's not over unless you give up the fight."
'Soldiers of the Revolution' at Fort Niagara: American Revolution on Niagara Frontier to be re-enacted
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
Old Fort Niagara will share American Revolution history with the public on Aug. 5-6, when it presents "Soldiers of the Revolution" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This re-enactment complements the daily summer programming currently happening at the fort, which features the British occupation of the fort from 1775-83.
'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge' crowns a winner
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:10 am
The "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" season concluded with a two-hour finale on Sunday, in which six teams faced off in semifinal heats in hopes of competing as one of the top three teams to race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Kingdom Bound: Britt Nicole living life, making music for a greater good
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 pm
Britt is one of the performers at this year's Kingdom Bound Music Festival at Darien Lake. She is slated to perform at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 29, on the amphitheater stage.
PHOTOS: Ziggy Marley, Cyro Baptista, Philip Burke, Brit Floyd at Artpark
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 11:50 am
Classic rock, pop-rock-reggae, world music and a Slyboots Circus took center stage at Artpark this week.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Western Niagara County libraries
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:55 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Wednesday delivered a total of $55,000 in state funding to the public libraries in western Niagara County. Ortt secured the funds as part of this year's state budget.
Goo Goo Dolls to perform at Darien Lake
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:45 pm
Buffalo's own multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will have new songs in hand when returning to Western New York next month.
Cuomo: Brine Wells Development selected as developer for Hotel Niagara
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced Brine Wells Development LLC has been chosen as the developer for the restoration of the historic Hotel Niagara in downtown Niagara Falls.
PHOTOS: Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents 'Reverence to 50 Years of Elegance'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 11:45 pm
More than 250 people came out to Niagara Falls High School's Performing Arts Center on Friday to celebrate 50 years of the Greater Niagara Ballet Company (formerly Niagara Civic Ballet). In particular, they came to celebrate dancers past and present, as well as artistic director and founder Beverley Feder, FUSTD, FCUSA, FICIA.
Canal Fest returns
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:15 pm
The 35th annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is set to take place from this Sunday, July 16, to Sunday, July 23. The eight-day event will feature live music, carnival games and rides, food, competitions and several other activities.
TM Montante development selected as preferred developer for prime downtown development site
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster on Thursday announced the selection of TM Montante Development as preferred developer for prime downtown development parcels located along 7th and Niagara streets in the City of Niagara Falls. The multiphase, approximately $5 million project will transform the structures located 610, 614 and 624 Niagara St. and the adjacent vacant parcels of 414-428 7th St., into a mixed-use facility in the heart of the downtown corridor.
Summer time is prime for children across Erie County
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd district), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and departmental personnel, and Northwest Buffalo Community Center Executive Director Larry Pernick to kick off summer with the announcement of $500,000 in "Operation Prime Time" grants to 65 local not-for-profit agencies.
Wheatfield: Board denies sidewalk for Krueger Road, seeks to instead widen shoulders
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 02:35 pm
After hearing from a roomful of residents who were either for or against the installation of a sidewalk on Krueger Road - where teenager Ryan Fisher was hit by a vehicle while walking along the road in 2014, and ultimately died - the Town of Wheatfield Town Board opted to go in another direction.
John Kay and Steppenwolf to headline Artpark's final 'Tuesday' show of 2017
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:15 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced John Kay and Steppenwolf will headline the final show of the "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" concert series on Aug. 29. The Outdoor Amphitheater concert event will also feature special guests Nerds Gone Wild.
Cuomo signs legislation to provide $45 million for communities impacted by Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River flooding
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation to provide a total of $45 million in relief to communities impacted by the historic Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River flooding.
Lewiston Council on the Arts offers full slate of programming, concerts, special events for 2017
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently announced its 2017 event schedule.
SE2's 'Silent Disco' returns to Artpark for two installments
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 05:00 pm
Artpark and SE2 will present two "Silent Disco" events on Friday, July 7, featuring Bando and DJ Vixxxen; and Friday, Aug. 4, featuring Bando and eFFeX.
Maloni, Jennings talk Artpark on LCTV's 'Pearls, Plates & Planes'
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 01:45 pm
Earlier this week, Michelle Blackley Glynn welcomed Joshua Maloni and Thom Jennings to talk about Artpark on her LCTV show, "Pearls, Plates & Planes."
PHOTOS: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Hard Rock debut new Rick James jumpsuit
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 04:45 pm
On Sunday morning, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame officially unveiled a brand-new piece to its collection of items inside the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA: a sky-blue jumpsuit worn on stage by Rick James.
Lewiston No. 1: Serving community for over 100 years
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 invites the community to the return of an annual fire company tradition.
RealtyUSA donates to WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 09:00 am
For the fourth year in a row, the Village of Lewiston branch of RealtyUSA raised money for WNY Heroes Inc. As in past years, the community was invited to participate in a monthlong basket auction in May. Thanks to the support of the public, and the initiative of the real estate agents, $1,000 was raised.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, partners selected to host nationally recognized SPLASH event to celebrate clean water, engage community
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 05:10 pm
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers will make a SPLASH and celebrate clean water and water-based activities on July 29 with Paddles Up Niagara 2017 presented nationally by Toyota.
Kingdom Bound set to bring star-studded lineup, 40,000 to Darien Lake
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 11:05 am
The Kingdom Bound Festival, one of the nation's largest and longest-running Christian music festivals, is set to return to Darien Lake Theme and Water Park this summer. The 31st annual festival takes place July 26-29 with more than 40,000 attendees from across the U.S. and Canada expected to attend.
Old Fort Niagara: Serve in trenches, relive history at French & Indian War Encampment
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is getting ready to let visitors get their hands dirty at this year's French and Indian War Encampment, July 1-3, on the very soil where French, British and Native soldiers dirtied their hands in July 1759.
Modern Corporation sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts, which sponsors the festival, will continue its efforts to recycle at the event in partnership with Modern Recycling. To emphasize the theme of recycling and reuse, the Lewiston Public Library will offer a free hands-on art activity that will focus on creating art from discarded materials from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
Artpark: 'Summer Solstice' celebrated in style
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 02:40 pm
One of Artpark & Company's premier summertime family events took place on Saturday with the "Summer Solstice Celebration" featuring the Fairy House Festival and Lehrer Dance.
Great day for a GardenFest
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 10:35 pm
Crowds bloomed on Center Street in Lewiston on Saturday for the annual GardenFest. Despite the near-90-degree temperatures, people came out to buy plants, learn more about gardening and showcase their own container gardens.
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.
 

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