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History of Niagara County Fair at History Center's August Family Night
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:25 am
Learn about the history of the Niagara County Fair at the History Center's August Family Night. It will be held from 5:30-730 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the museum's Lockport site, 215 Niagara St.
Lockport EMT named FASNY EMS Provider of the Year
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:10 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York named EMT Brandon Sutton of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Co. in Lockport the 2017 EMS Provider of the Year. Sutton was recognized for his fast-acting heroics last September when his swift response and high level of emergency medical care saved the life of a man who was in severe cardiac arrest.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake raises thousands for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 03:00 pm
The 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held July 14, continued its tradition of lively entertainment, food and leisurely sailing, all to benefit Niagara Hospice patients. The event, now in its 18th year, raised funds to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice. A skipper's check presentation will be in October at Niagara Hospice.
Building a new 'Tradition!' at Artpark
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:05 pm
A month's work of training, teaching and tutoring of student actors paid off Sunday, as more than 800 people attended an Artpark Theater Academy presentation of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr."
Niagara Falls Water Board addresses wastewater discharge
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:45 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Falls Water Board attempted to address mounting outrage over the unexpected July 29 discharge of unsightly black, foul-smelling wastewater into the lower Niagara River at the base of Niagara Falls.
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.
Niagara Hospice: Residential suites named for Paul R. Beatty Sr.
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:20 pm
Niagara Hospice recently held a reception of staff, volunteers and close friends and family of Paul R. Beatty Sr. of Youngstown to reveal an unexpected, but much-deserved surprise for Mr. Beatty: The residential wing of Niagara Hospice House is now known as the Paul R. Beatty, Sr. Residential Suites in honor of the man who is commonly known as "the guy with the Hospice hat."
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.
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.
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.
Mercy Flight Gala set for Sept. 9
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Mercy Flight will hold its Beacon of Hope Gala on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
St. Vincent de Paul Society to open new store in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 03:05 pm
The gift of a building from a Youngstown businessman will allow the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to resume retail operations in Niagara Falls.
NT officials join in new Gratwick sign dedication
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:15 pm
The Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas recently donated a new sign in recognition of Gratwick Riverside Park, which was used to display more than 3,000 flags for the Healing Fields Memorial last year.
Lewiston Lions induct new member & club officers
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 03:55 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently welcomed their newest member, Lion Robert Nichols. He has been a member of the Lewiston community for more than 20 years, and has volunteered on various boards and service organizations, including the Lewiston Lions.
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.
4th annual Hospice Gran Fondo draws hundreds of riders to Niagara County
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 03:05 pm
The fourth annual Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought over 650 riders to Niagara County for the popular bicycle ride held to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event, held May 13, featured scenic routes through the Niagara Wine Trail and a post-ride party with wine tastings, food and live music.
'Music Mania Mondays' complete concert schedule released
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:35 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the full schedule for the 2017 "Music Mania Mondays" free concert events.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Memorial Day in Lewiston
Mon, May 29th 2017 03:45 pm
A record number of people - more than 500 in total - came out to observe and participate in the Lewiston Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. The annual event is organized by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487.
Salute: HART celebrates 35 years
Thu, May 25th 2017 05:50 pm
At an awards ceremony on Wednesday, HART Interfaith Inc. (also known as the Home Assistance Referral Team) marked 35 years of helping seniors. "Salute!" was the theme of the dinner program, which was held inside the new Niagara Falls Country Club banquet room in Lewiston.
#SoakItIn: Niagara Falls announces summer fun & entertainment for 2017
Thu, May 25th 2017 12:05 pm
Representatives from the leading tourism and entertainment venues in downtown Niagara Falls came together Thursday to outline all that residents and visitors can see, experience and enjoy this summer. Destination Niagara USA, Old Falls Street, USA, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and Niagara Falls State Park held a special joint media conference to announce the extensive list of entertainment and activities taking place this summer.
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.
US, Canadian police agencies honor officers at 20th annual interfaith service
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:55 pm
Law enforcement officers from across Western New York and Southern Ontario joined together Wednesday to pay tribute to personnel who died in the line of duty.
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."
Grand Island: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce presented Citizen of the Year awards to individuals, organizations and businesses whose contributions have made the Island a better place.
Father Levesque celebrates 50 years of Vincentian priesthood
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:15 am
The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6 in the Alumni Chapel.
Village of Lewiston celebrates Lewiston Garden Club: '90 Years and Growing'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston dedicated a sign and picture board to the Lewiston Garden Club on Monday. In 2017, the organization turns 90.
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."
HANCI celebrates National Nurses Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:05 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. marked National Nurses Week by paying tribute to its staff.
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.
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.
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.
Chamber Awards Gala: Chairman's Award, River Region Partnership Award honorees announced
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
'Walk for Niagara' takes fundraising one step at a time
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is looking for participants to put their best foot forward and "Walk for Niagara," rain or shine, on Saturday, April 29, at Whirlpool State Park. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit's crisis and community service programs, which provide clothing, food, shelter and supportive services to those in need.
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.
Islandwide read-a-thon raises money for GI Challenge
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District quietly raised money Friday for a new room of care at Children's Hospital.
You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' at DoubleTree
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:05 pm
Not only is there no fourth wall in Theatre in the Mist's upcoming production of the comedy "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," there are no walls of any kind.
WNY celebrities help HART
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 02:10 pm
The Lewiston Event Center was packed to its rafters on Saturday night, as the community came out to support the annual Home Assistance Referral Team at a celebrity bartending fundraiser.
Old Fort Niagara honors volunteers, looks to recruit tour guides
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara's volunteers contributed 38,305 hours to the historic site in 2016, and 371 of them were courtesy of Jeffery Dzialak of the Town of Niagara, who was recently honored as the fort's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
 

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