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GM Lockport announces community grant recipients
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:05 pm
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced the recipients of its 2019 GM community grants: United Way of Greater Niagara, $30,000; Junior Achievement of Western New York, $10,000; and the Environmental Education Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation, $10,000.
Out with a bang: Old Fort Niagara's 'War of 1812 Encampment' features evening battle
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara is hosting its final reenactment of the season, the "War of 1812 Encampment," on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the National Historic Landmark in Youngstown. This encampment portrays the British attack on Fort Niagara during the American occupation in December 1813, and includes a special evening battle and daily activities for all.
'Moose's Mission' fundraiser in photos
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 09:20 am
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 proudly presented "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project set to be built in Marilyn Toohey Park.
How do clots become firm in the presence of blood flow? A new engineered tissue model has answers
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 02:45 pm
Blood clotting is one of the most critical, protective processes in human physiology. When something goes wrong with clotting, either because there is too much clotting, leading to a stroke, or not enough, leading to internal bleeding, the outcome can be catastrophic.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; LEDGER photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:55 pm
Kingdom Bound was the epicenter of love, kindness, forgiveness and, yes, tolerance. It didn't matter who showed up - what they wore, who they dated, mistakes they'd made - everyone was greeted warmly, and given encouragement to live their best life.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; Rebecca St. James photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:05 pm
When Kingdom Bound Ministries Executive Director Donna Russo said, "As I was preparing for the (Kingdom Bound) festival, I felt the Lord bring me to James 1:22, 'But be doers of the word, and not hearers only,' " then she was probably expecting something along the lines of Matthew 22.
Castellani honored for Columbus Square Park support
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:30 am
Chris Castellani of Supermarket Liquors pledged $5,000 a year for park maintenance for the new Castellani Columbus Square Park-Heritage Walk at a recent dedication in Niagara Falls.  
Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC becomes 11th member of Western New York Incubator Network
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute announced the affiliation of its emerging TReC Incubator with the Western New York Incubator Network.
The Chapel purchasing Niagara Catholic HS facility
Thu, Jul 11th 2019 04:00 pm
When Niagara Catholic High School closed for good in June 2018, many local residents wondered how long the structure would stay closed, and what might eventually become of it. That was until this week, when it was announced the property had been purchased by The Chapel, an Amherst-based megachurch.
Buffalo Zoo community names new baby rhino Mohan
Thu, Jul 11th 2019 03:45 pm
On June 17, Tashi, the 24-year-old female greater one-horned rhino at the Buffalo Zoo, gave birth to a healthy male calf. Members of the Buffalo Zoo community have selected Mohan as the name for the calf via an online poll.
That's all folks: Four Seasons Cinema set to close doors in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 05:25 pm
Drop down the final credits, that's (unfortunately) a wrap.  Recently, the Tribune was informed that Four Seasons Cinema, located off Military Road and 4th Avenue, will be closing within the next month, around the first week of August or sooner. 
North Tonawanda: Ribbon-cutting held for 600 River Road Apartments
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:05 pm
Those who have driven down River Road of late may have seen a massive complex being constructed across from Recreational Warehouse. That massive complex - 600 River Road Apartments - was welcomed to the North Tonawanda community Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting held at the facility.
Tall ships in Buffalo for Basil Port of Call
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 01:45 pm
Twelve tall ships ported in Buffalo over the Independence Day weekend, making the Queen City a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. The Buffalo Lighthouse Association served as the host port organizer for the first American harbor on the route of this year's Tall Ships Challenge race series in the Great Lakes.
Poloncarz, Cannon join EC Social Services staff to cut ribbon at new Appletree offices
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Child Protective Services (CPS) children's services and adoption and specialized services units have completed a transition from their former space at 478 Main St., Buffalo, to modern, spacious new offices at the Appletree Business Park in the Town of Cheektowaga.
ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
Maid of the Mist summer season preview
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Put on your ponchos and sandals - the Maid of the Mist season is officially underway. Adventure-lovers and thrill-seekers from all over the world are lining up to get an up-close look at one of the greatest (and wettest) marvels in the natural world.
Barker Lions recognize Carol Anders, Barker Parents Music Boosters
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
Carol Anders and the Barker Parents Music Boosters received the Robert J. Uplinger Award, the highest service award given by New York-Bermuda Lions Multiple District 20, at the Barker Lions Installation dinner.
Lewiston: Artpark & Company introduces master plan team, collects public input
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:05 am
Having toured the grounds, analyzed the topography - and even watched Sammy Hagar in concert - Artpark & Company's master plan team took the next step in creating a map of the venue's future when it hosted a public listening session on Wednesday.
Lewiston celebrates 765 Fairchild Place opening
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 04:30 pm
With construction now complete on 765 Fairchild Place, and people moving into the extravagant apartment complex, there was just one box left to check-off before the project was officially finished: a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Erie County Parks Department deploys goats to combat invasive plants
Tue, Jun 4th 2019 10:25 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Erie County Legislator John Bruso (8th District), Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo, and Jen Zeitler, owner of Let's Goat Buffalo, to unveil a pilot project now underway in the county's Como Lake Park.
Village of Wilson is open for business
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson announced this week that, despite high water levels in the lake, summer fun, recreation and tourist-related activities are indeed alive and well in the Wilson community and harbor areas.
Community Missions honors partners & volunteers at 27th annual awards brunch
Thu, May 30th 2019 02:45 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. (CMI) held its 27th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls.
LCTV recognizes top students
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:45 pm
Lockport Community Television, along with the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Spectrum Cable, announced this year's scholarship recipients. This year, $14,800 in scholarships was given to 14 recipients.
Kenmore Mercy ICU nationally recognized for patient outcomes
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:35 pm
The intensive care unit at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has earned the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation's highest-performing hospital ICUs.
Cleveland Cavaliers introduce WNY's Beilein as head coach
Tue, May 21st 2019 01:20 pm
In Western New York, the last name Beilein is highly known for talented coaching. On Tuesday, a Beilein was in the national spotlight, as John Beilein was formally introduced as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach.
KeyBank employees team up for 29th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:55 pm
On Wednesday, KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with regional headquarters in Buffalo, held its 29th annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." Thousands of employees across KeyBank's 15 state footprint received paid time off to spend the day on the ground in their local communities, participating in hundreds of projects, committing thousands of hours to community organizations and neighborhoods.
Jacobs convenes 'Great Lakes Roundtable'
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
Twenty-five public and private leaders from 16 municipal and environmental organizations convened at Woodlawn Beach State Park on Thursday to share ideas and discuss strategies on how to improve water safety and quality in communities across Western New York.
Town of Newfane receives pharmaceutical collection container
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
At a press conference, Niagara County and state officials announced the expansion of Niagara County's permanent pharmaceutical drop-box program to the Town of Newfane. The goal is to enhance the collection of pharmaceuticals in rural portions of the county.
Junior Achievement raises $174,711 at 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:20 pm
Junior Achievement of Western New York (JA) announced it raised a record-breaking $174,711 from its 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon, WNY's largest bowling fundraiser. A total of 1,420 participants representing 64 local companies bowled and raised funds for JA's financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs taught by volunteers in WNY schools.
Artpark & Company announces selection of master plan design team
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:45 pm
The Artpark & Company board of directors has confirmed selection of the lead design team for its master plan: Internationally recognized architecture and design firm SO - IL; landscape architects West 8; and theater, acoustics and digital design consultancy Charcoalblue. They are tasked with the development of a strategy to revitalize the Artpark grounds, while improving connectivity, facilities and programs.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Mission: Possible Food Drive Challenge' raises 33,000 canned goods for region's poor and homeless
Fri, May 10th 2019 07:30 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission culminated a two-day, four-stop rally to celebrate the end of a successful third year of its "Mission: Possible Food Drive Challenge."
Niagara County Opioid Task Force, Niagara Falls School District team up to help others battle addiction
Thu, May 9th 2019 04:45 pm
Earlier today, the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) joined school administrators and art students from Niagara Falls High School to unveil the "Bus Bench Project."
First Presbyterian Church, cemetery achieve historic milestone
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
After a lengthy application process, the First Presbyterian Church, and the cemetery beside it, are one step closer to achieving a coveted milestone: Designation to the National Register of Historic Places.
Frontier House grounds receive some TLC
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Efforts to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Frontier House began last weekend, when a team of five men from Blooms Relax Landscaping manicured the green space in front of and around the 195-year-old building, and cleaned up the children's' play area once used by McDonald's Restaurant.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
Maid of the Mist leads way with first all-electric vessels built in US
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the Maid of the Mist, which has been navigating the waters of the Lower Niagara River since 1846, is preparing to launch the first two, new, all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels constructed in the U.S.
Downtown Buffalo: ECHDC presents preferred vision for Outer Harbor to public
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Thursday held its third and final Buffalo Outer Harbor access and activation project open house where the preferred vision for the Outer Harbor was presented to the public.
'Music Mania Mondays' makes 2019 return
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:00 pm
The Town of Niagara announced its summer "Music Mania Mondays" concert series schedule on  Wednesday. The series runs each Monday night throughout the summer from June 10 through Aug. 19. 
Save the date: 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale returns to River Region from June 7-9
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Niagara Frontier Publications' annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale will, once again, pair unique sellers with eager buyers.
DeVeaux Woods State Park kicks off new projects
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, broke ground Wednesday on a comfort station that will service parkgoers at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
 

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