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In for a cure
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 2, members of the Youngstown Lions Club volunteered at this year's "Tour De Cure," greeting participants and handing out food and refreshments at McFeely Plaza in Fort Niagara State Park.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Lewiston Artisan Market debuts
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
Saturday marked the official start of the Lewiston Artisan Market at Academy Park. Local elected leaders joined organizer Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting to welcome residents, merchants and guests - who started showing up as soon as the market opened at 8 a.m.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Maureen Tyson shares cancer journey
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, Mark and Maureen Tyson of Grand Island built a relationship while working in the laboratory of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Inside a former church, construction arts program transforms space & students
Fri, Jun 1st 2018 07:00 am
When she came to Buffalo from Texas two years ago, Donna Neiberline had no experience with making things. She only knew the world of fast food and serving.
Compassion in Action: Community Missions honors partners & volunteers at 26th annual awards brunch
Thu, May 31st 2018 12:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. (CMI) held its 26th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
Northwest Bank donates to Lewiston GardenFest
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:55 am
Lewiston Garden Club members thanked Gloria Baker and Northwest Bank staff for sponsoring the printing of brochures for GardenFest 2018. The brochures, detailing the daily events and open gardens, will be distributed to all GardenFest attendees during the two-day event June 16-17 on Center Street.
PHOTOS: Lewiston businesses donate to VFW
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:30 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 members Bill Justyk Vince Canosa and Matt Zarosl recently received checks from the Village Bake Shoppe, the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, Deal Realty and The Spicey Pickle.
Beautifying Center Street
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:20 am
Right before Memorial Day, members of the Lewiston Beautification Committee and Lewiston Garden Club joined forces to put together flowerpots on Center Street.
5 Erie County school districts team up for parks cleaning
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, New York State Parks and five superintendents from Erie County school districts have announced the first "HDI Parks Clean-Up Day." The collaborative effort between the five school districts is part of Kearns' "Healthy District" initiative.
DeGlopper Park ready for first Memorial Day
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial had a sprucing up in advance of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board deems plaza variances void; Paladino says village equally to blame
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Eight variances granted to Ellicott Development in July 2016 for its Lewiston plaza project were declared void on Tuesday. The village's Zoning Board of Appeals said the Buffalo real estate company failed to commence construction within the period of time listed in municipal code.
KeyBank employees volunteer at local organizations on 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:20 am
On Wednesday, KeyBank hosted its 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day. More than 700 KeyBank employees in Buffalo and Western New York spent the day volunteering with more than two-dozen community organizations and service projects, including the William-Emslie YMCA in Buffalo, The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County in Dunkirk and Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission donates to Lewiston Garden Club
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:20 pm
Lewiston Garden Club Treasurer Barbara Carter accepted a corporate sponsor donation from the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission for Lewiston GardenFest 2018, which is scheduled for June 16 & 17. GardenFest representatives thanked the Bridge Commission for its ongoing support of the Lewiston Garden Club and beautification efforts.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
Municipalities discussing Frontier House options
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Council held an executive session Monday night. Board members discussed the Frontier House, which led some in the community to speculate the municipality was again interested in purchasing the 194-year-old Center Street property.
Save the date: 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale returns to River Region from June 8-10
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:45 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. The annual 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale will, once again, pair sellers with eager buyers.
'Soldiers through the Ages' explores Old Fort Niagara's long military past
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara welcomes the public to its "Soldiers through the Ages" military history re-enactment event on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, over Memorial Day weekend. This annual event features special displays of military vehicles, period camps from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families. In commemoration of the centennial of the Battle of Cantigny in World War I, a special program will also be presented in the Fort Niagara Officers' Club.
21st annual Police Memorial Service honors officers killed on duty
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:45 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at the 21st annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service. The event took place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner's sacrifice recognized on national monument
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins attended the 37th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Washington, D.C., where fallen Buffalo Police Department officer Craig Lehner was recognized for his sacrifice. Several members of the Buffalo Police Department were also on Capitol Hill for the event.
Community Missions welcomes South Korean delegation studying homeless services
Tue, May 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Twenty officials from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Health & Welfare spent a portion of Tuesday morning at Community Missions' Buffalo Avenue offices. The group sought to look at different approaches to homeless services, as it is reviewing its current programs and management, and looking for new strategies to implement.
PHOTOS: AFL/CIO labor unions pay tribute to memory of members who gave lives to job
Sat, May 12th 2018 01:25 pm
AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council held its 27th annual Workers Memorial Day observation on Saturday. The event took place at the Workers Memorial Monument in Reservoir Park, located just off Route 31 at the base of the New York Power Authority reservoir. Workers, their friends and families, attended the ceremony, which was emceed by Labor Liaison Bill Jakobi.
Renovated Hibbard's Frozen Custard open for season
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:05 am
Following some spring construction, the world-famous Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2018 season on Sunday.
'Aliens of the Sea': Empire State Development announces start of construction for new jellyfish exhibit at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, May 11th 2018 10:00 am
Empire State Development on Friday announced the beginning of construction for a $440,700 project to create a new jellyfish exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara. This will be the first time in the venue' 53-year history that it will permanently house such animals among its collection.
'Canalside Live' summer concert series announced; headliners include Vanilla Ice, Fitz & The Tantrums, Arrested Development
Thu, May 10th 2018 05:40 pm
"97 Rock" personality Rich "Bull" Gaenzler joined Canalside Management Group on Thursday to announce the lineup for "Canalside Live," the boardwalk's 2018 summer concert series. The acts include:
Thunder of Niagara Air Show set for 2018 return
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
We're just about a month away from the exhilarating action of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show and get ready - it's back and better than ever in 2018.
PHOTOS: Destination Niagara USA hosts 4th annual Day of Appreciation
Tue, May 8th 2018 04:35 pm
In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, Destination Niagara USA honored more than 700 employees from the hospitality and tourism sector on Tuesday. A luncheon was held inside the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Old Falls Street. Prizes were awarded, and tourist entities were given booths to provide more information on their respective summer seasons.
New York Power Authority commemorates Niagara Power Project's listing on National Register of Historic Places
Tue, May 8th 2018 03:30 pm
New York Power Authority representatives joined with local elected officials and members of local preservation groups at the Niagara Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston on Tuesday to commemorate the listing of NYPA's Niagara Power Project in the National Register of Historic Places.
First Michael J. McMahon Water Color Award to be presented at Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, May 8th 2018 07:00 am
This year, the Lewiston Art Festival will present the first Michael J. McMahon Watercolor Award. The event is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 on Center Street.
Take a bite out of Lewiston
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:50 pm
Forget the big cities: Foodies need to look no further than Lewiston for a unique culinary scene. This charming village is being recognized for its eateries, due in part to the new restaurants offering nontraditional fare.
Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, elected officials and members of the law enforcement community, county members and officials from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education ("ABATE") of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Village of Lewiston: Weekly artisan market to debut June 2 in Academy Park
Sat, May 5th 2018 01:55 pm
Following-up on her successful holiday vendor fair, Lewiston entrepreneur Jamie Symmonds will debut a weekly artisan market on June 2 inside Academy Park. Each Saturday (through Oct. 13), a collection of a dozen-plus vendors will offer an assortment of locally grown or produced foods, plus handcrafted bath and body products.
Lewiston: Smelt Fest 1, windstorm 0
Fri, May 4th 2018 09:00 pm
Cars were zigzagging, traffic lights were swinging, and electricity was spotty, but it was going to take more than that to stop the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Lee Wallace inducted into NCCC Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, May 4th 2018 04:35 pm
A fixture within the Niagara County Community College athletic department for more than 13 years, Lee Wallace was inducted into the Athletic Wall of Fame at a ceremony on Wednesday night on the College's Sanborn campus.
UB architecture students to unveil 'Ritual Space,' a new installation at Artpark
Fri, May 4th 2018 11:50 am
Freshman architecture students from the University at Buffalo are ready to unveil the wondrous wooden structures they created this semester, which will be on display at Artpark in Lewiston.
As Buffalo's NYPA settlement reaches halfway point, Higgins calls for plan to invest in public waterfront
Thu, May 3rd 2018 12:20 pm
As Buffalo's federal relicensing settlement with the New York Power Authority reaches the halfway point, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is advocating for a focused approach that ensures the remainder of the public's funds are spent in way that maximizes long-term benefits for the Western New York community.
HANCI: 'Faces of Niagara' photo book now available
Thu, May 3rd 2018 12:05 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. recently hosted a book launch celebration at the Wheatfield Community Center, honoring almost 70 Niagara County residents aged 90 and older who took part in the "Faces of Niagara" portrait book. Almost 150 people gathered last Saturday to celebrate the lives of these remarkable individuals.
21st annual Police Memorial Service will honor officers killed on duty
Tue, May 1st 2018 10:30 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the 21st annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Taking 'Strides' to fight diabetes
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Lions Club held its first Strides Diabetes Awareness 5K Run/walk on Sunday. A good crowd came out on a chilly morning to take part in a 5K run and walk to raise awareness for diabetes awareness and prevention programs in the area.
State agencies encourage New Yorkers to support small businesses
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 11:45 am
This week, April 29 through May 5, has been designated as National Small Business Week. Empire State Development and the departments of labor, taxation and finance, and agriculture and markets are encouraging all New Yorkers to support local small businesses.
UB to award President's Medal, honorary degrees
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 11:30 am
University at Buffalo vice presidents Michael E. Cain and Laura Hubbard, and faculty member Cristanne Miller will receive the UB President's Medal in recognition of extraordinary service to the university during UB's 2018 commencement ceremonies being held May 4-23.
 

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