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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.
Memorial Day weekend includes 'Soldiers through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Mon, May 22nd 2017 01:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara's interpretive staff and volunteers and re-enacting units throughout the region will come together over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, to present "Soldiers through the Ages" at the historic landmark in Youngstown. This military timeline event traces the history of Fort Niagara from the early explorers of the 17th century through the mid-20th century. The event features special exhibits, camps, weapons and battle-tactic demonstrations.
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."
PHOTOS: Niagara Region tourism team recognized at 'Day of Appreciation'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Destination Niagara USA (formerly the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.) welcomed all individuals working in the hospitality and tourism industry across Niagara County to a "Day of Appreciation."
'Hamilton' writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat'l Teacher of the Year headline commencement 2017 at NU
Mon, May 15th 2017 02:20 pm
Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University.
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.
Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare's '20-Year Club' honors employees
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:50 pm
In 1985, young ophthalmologist Claus M. Fichte, M.D., opened his solo practice at 2400 Pine Ave in Niagara Falls.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours set to make a splash for 25th season
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 07:00 pm
As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday this summer, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will mark a significant milestone of its own: its 25th season taking passengers on action-packed rides through the whitewater of the Niagara River.
Buffalo: PSE, Labatt USA announce partnership in Cobblestone District
Wed, Apr 26th 2017 10:00 am
Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Wednesday joined Labatt USA to announce development plans for 79 Perry, which was purchased by PSE earlier this year. The more than 70,000-square-foot building, constructed in 1919 as a manufacturing plant, will be redeveloped into a mixed-use facility that includes retail, commercial and residential space.
Hospitals raise $6500 at charity hockey game
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 05:40 pm
The competition on the ice was intense, but in the end they all skated off as champions.
Tears for Fears books return engagement at Artpark
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 10:05 am
Artpark fans received welcomed news on Monday, as Artpark & Company announced a return engagement with Tears for Fears. The band will perform in the Outdoor Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 14. Tickets, starting at $17, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Community leaders honored at Niagara University's 27th annual Business Banquet
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:00 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized five area business leaders during its 27th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 20 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
DeGlopper Memorial work continues
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Work on the expansion to the DeGlopper Memorial in the heart of Grand Island continued this week with delivery of retaining wall blocks to the worksite.
Poloncarz, officials join in support of National Community Development Week
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by partners in government from many levels and numerous localities as he traveled across Erie County as part of National Community Development Week, both recognizing the wide variety of projects made possible by Community Development Block Grant funds and also celebrating the community-enhancing effects these projects have.
Higgins meets with former president of Poland Lech Walesa
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins met with the former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, in Gdansk while traveling with a congressional delegation abroad last week. Higgins, a member of the European Union Caucus, spoke with Walesa regarding domestic and international affairs.
Gilgore looks back on time as director
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Library director Jan Gilgore might be checking out a few of the books herself. Gardening is one of the retirement projects she is considering at the North Tonawanda home where she moved from the Town of Porter in November.
Jay's Place wins 'Best Fish Fry Contest'
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Of the 720-plus votes cast, Jay's Place received almost 350. In total, more than 40 restaurants were nominated. Four other restaurants received more than 40 votes.
On second thought: Village of Lewiston doesn't plan to raise property taxes
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker had welcome news for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday. Thanks to an increase in property assessments, trustees can maintain the current tax rate - $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - and use less of the municipality's reserves.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission announces selection of Kenneth N. Bieger as incoming general manager
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:10 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission board officially announced the selection of Kenneth N. Bieger to succeed Lew Holloway as the organization's next general manager, effective May 1. Bieger currently serves as chief financial officer for the NFBC and brings more than 35 years of professional management experience to the general manager position.
Poloncarz joins in preparations for Armed Forces Week
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Kevin Nichols, public information officer for the 914th Airlift Wing (U.S. Air Force Reserve), in order to affix his signature to a proclamation being prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week and honoring all U.S. veterans.
Niagara County: 4th annual Hospice Gran Fondo gears up for May 13 ride
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:05 pm
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for its fourth year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County.