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'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
Snow what? Niagara County preparing for 2020 golf season
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Snow may be on the ground and the temperatures a little chilly, but golf is already on the minds of the staff at the Niagara County Golf Course.
Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
Catholic Charities launches Appeal 2020, sets $10M goal to provide critical programs & services to more than 160,000 Western New Yorkers
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 04:20 pm
Catholic Charities today announced the launch of Appeal 2020, setting a goal of $10 million. This year's theme is "Think of Me."
UB receives $3 million Mellon grant in support of indigenous studies
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $3.174 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a new department of indigenous studies.
Visit WilsonNY elects new officers
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Visit WilsonNY (formerly known as Wilson Community Tourism), serving the Town and Village of Wilson, elected a new slate of officers with their terms beginning on Jan. 1.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo opens Jan. 17 at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:30 am
Just days into a new year and decade, thoughts of area fishers and outdoors aficionados are already turning to warmer weather. We have to admit that winter 2019-20 is already getting on our nerves; the holidays are thankfully over and the Bills short run at the playoffs is now history.
Cuomo: $300 million plan to reimagine Erie Canal
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 10:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday unveiled the 29th proposal of his 2020 State of the State: a $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal by creating recreational activities on the Canal to boost tourism, mitigating flooding, enhancing irrigation and recreational fishing and restoring wetlands. Cuomo is recommending the New York Power Authority board, which now oversees the Canal Corp. as a subsidiary, approve the $300 million investment over the next five years at the board's January meeting.
Western New York Land Conservancy reaches $1.6 million fundraising goal; will purchase Mossy Point near East Aurora
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has met its $1.6 million goal to save Mossy Point. As a headwater forest, the land will provide clean water and prevent flooding in communities downstream.
Poloncarz inaugurated for third term
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, numerous Erie County officials, county legislators, departmental commissioners and members of the public as he was sworn-in for his third term by the Hon. Gerald J. Whalen Sr., presiding justice of the Appellate Division Fourth Department.
Lumagination 2020 set to wow crowds this winter at Botanical Gardens!
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 07:00 am
Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from Jan. 25 through Feb. 29. Lumagination will delight all ages during this unique exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens.
Village of Lewiston: Historical room invites visitors
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
"There's a lot of history, if people will just take the time to look," Russell H. Piper Jr. said Sunday.
Gingerbread house competition comes to a close
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:40 pm
It was a "Gingerbread Wonderland" in the Niagara Culinary Institute this last weekend as gingerbread houses were on display, with ribbons attached, for the American Culinary Federation competition.
Family & Friends race for Chase!
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Tuscarora Community came together to support the Hill family at the Tuscarora 5K Chase and Kids Fun Run.
Carnegie Center holds biggest 'Art off the Wall' to date
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Art Center hosted a big night this past Thursday for its annual "Art off the Wall" event. The largest wall was covered with small 5-by-7-inch pieces of art, while the space also contained a room dedicated to 12-by-12-inch canvases and even tinted glass that were bid on silently by artists' fans.
'Festival of Slice' crowns pizza powers
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 03:35 pm
The award for Best Cheese went to Jaco's Pizzeria. Sammy's Pizzeria took Best Specialty for its "7-1-6" pizza, which features chicken fingers and steak. The People's Choice award went to Favorites Pizzeria in Lewiston for its honey garlic chicken pizza.
'The Wheels of Soul Tour' makes Artpark stop July 14, as Lewiston welcomes back Tedeschi Trucks Band
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:45 pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Wheels of Soul Tour" returns to the Artpark Amphitheater on July 14, 2020, as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" series. Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by eight-piece soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones plus singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabe Dixon. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
PHOTOS, VIDEO & MORE: It's the most wonderful time of the year in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:45 pm
Niagara County boasted a bevy of holiday tree-lighting ceremonies, artisan markets, dinners, singalongs and family events this past week.
ESD 'pivoting' from Wonder Falls; announces plans for high-density, mixed-use development project in downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced plans for a civic improvement project at the Rainbow Centre in downtown Niagara Falls that will establish greater public access and walkability, create commercial opportunity, and also improve parking to support new and existing businesses at and near the site.
Niagara University's Camp Courage Crew presents check to Camp Good Days and Special Times
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 04:45 pm
Niagara University Camp Courage Crew officers presented Lisa Booz, WNY regional director at Camp Good Days and Special Times, with a check for $10,700 on Thursday. Students raised the funds during their second annual dance marathon in October.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to host gingerbread event during Lewiston Christmas Walk
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 03:25 pm
Over the years, one holiday event has given Niagara County residents of all ages a chance to give back to the community while making memories. Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity's annual gingerbread decorating fundraiser gives local families the chance to design gumdrop roofs and licorice walkways for gingerbread houses as they support a local cause.
WNY Book Arts Center hosts 12th annual 'Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace'
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:35 pm
The Western New York Book Arts Center's 12th annual "Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace" will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 468 Washington St., Buffalo. The sale this year will include over 40 vendors on both floors of the Book Arts Center. Guests can purchase unique, quality handmade goods from housewares, knitwear and jewelry, to hand-printed greeting cards and posters, apparel and ceramics.
PHOTOS: 'Jingle Falls' begins with a bang
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 09:55 pm
"Jingle Falls USA" kicked off its three-week holiday celebration Saturday with a LiveNF makers market, a "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall to Old Falls Street, and the lighting of a majestic Christmas tree in front of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Holiday Market returns with one-of-a-kind gifts, 'Golden Ticket' promotion
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
For the past two years, Jamie Symmonds' Holiday Market has been the place to go to find unique, handmade gifts while enjoying a holiday atmosphere - and probably a few other things - inside the majestic Brickyard Brewing Company.
'Shop Small' in Sanborn
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Sanborn's Business Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop Local / Shop Sanborn event for Small Business Saturday. For the first time, it has expanded into a full weekend of deals and holiday comforts for those who are in the know.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreads holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
Last Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association were in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls to decorate for the holiday season.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brings community to Center Street
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced its holiday events for 2019 that will bring the community together.
Niagara Catholic sold to The Chapel
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 04:15 pm
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo on Thursday announced the former Niagara Catholic building was sold. NC was shuttered in 2018 due to a lack of funding.
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum wins BOMA Award
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 04:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announce the museum, located at Canalside, has been selected as the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Buffalo 2019 Project of the Year.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help neighbors in need of holiday meals
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:30 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry community members, 97 Rock, Kaleida Health, WKBW-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News and FeedMore WNY are teaming up for the 14th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger." The weeklong holiday food and fund drive will be held from 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital parking lot, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute presents sweet holiday tradition in 'Gingerbread Wonderland'
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 02:45 pm
The students and chefs of the baking and pastry arts program at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) have been working for months now planning and now building the life-size gingerbread village that is a part of "Gingerbread Wonderland."
Wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:50 pm
Sevenson Environmental Services of Niagara Falls observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its employees wearing pink at the company's Niagara Falls and various project locations. Shown above is a drone photo taken Oct. 22 high above Sevenson's Lockport Road yard. (Photo by Nicholas Tomkins)
New & returning favorites highlight 'Jingle Falls USA'
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 01:35 pm
New activities, outdoor décor, returning favorites and special events highlight "Jingle Falls USA," a collaborative three-day holiday festival celebrating its third year in downtown Niagara Falls, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14.
Memorial announces 2020 Premier co-chairs
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named its co-chairs for the 2020 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala: Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.; Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D.; Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D.; and Robert Fohl.
Niagara Hospice House announces residential improvements
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:30 pm
Niagara Hospice announced recently that 10 general-inpatient rooms and all 10 residential units at its Niagara Hospice House facility in Lockport now feature new Wieland sleeper sofas, providing flexibility and convenience during patient visits and overnight stays.
One for the ages: Niagara Falls High School alumni present 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 08:15 pm
It only took 30 seconds for the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center to know this presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was divinely inspired.
Work of 4 Western New York veterans to be featured at National Veterans Creative Arts Competition & Festival
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined VA Western New York Healthcare System Executive Director Michael Swartz and Recreation Therapy Supervisor Pam Kaznowski in recognizing four Western New York veterans whose creative pieces will be featured nationally.
Gail's Diamond Exchange open
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting for member Gail's Diamond Exchange located at Gail's Smoke Shop on the Tuscarora Nation.
The original Niagara Chocolate Company makes a comeback
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
It started as a side business, making chocolate. It's something Mary Ann Hess had been doing all her life. It was a passion aside from her regular job as a hairdresser.
 

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