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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.
Niagara SPCA: 15,000 animals saved since becoming no-kill in 2012
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:35 pm
Niagara SPCA announced a major milestone: More than 15,000 animals have been saved since the organization became no-kill in 2012.
Buffalo waterfront: ECHDC board approves designs for Heritage Point & Buffalo Heritage Carousel
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met earlier this week and approved several items designed to advance projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
HAL awards scholarship on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 02:10 pm
At the foot of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, the Historical Association of Lewiston awarded a $500 scholarship to Devin Napoleon on Monday - Indigenous Peoples' Day.
VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston
Sun, Oct 13th 2019 10:05 pm
A special celebration took place Sunday afternoon on the Village of Lewiston waterfront. The Freedom Crossing Monument's 10th anniversary was celebrated with speeches, historical reenactments, choral performances, a documentary screening and reception.
Companies invited to put teamwork skills to the test at 3rd annual Canstruction Competition to benefit FeedMore WNY
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
This December, Western New York companies and organizations will compete amongst each other to build structures made entirely out of canned goods to benefit the Food Bank program of FeedMore WNY. The building of structures for the third annual Canstruction Competition is scheduled to take place Dec. 13-15 at the 2019 Fairgrounds Festival of Lights.
Mum exhibit, special admission offers planned at Botanical Gardens
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 10:10 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its 119th mum exhibit will be held Oct. 5 through Nov. 3. A special" BuffaLove Dollar Day," in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will take place Oct. 14. Buffalo Philharmonic subscribers receive buy one, get one admission to the Botanical Gardens on Oct. 18 in celebration of conductor JoAnn Falletta's 20th anniversary with the BPO.
VFW's 'Circle of Honor' arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 01:35 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487's "Circle of Honor" started to be assembled on Wednesday morning. Patrol cars from the Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office escorted stone pillars down Center Street and into Academy Park. Project manager Rocco DelGrosso and his team then began to install the monument pieces.
Niagara County pizzerias called to enter 2nd annual 'Festival of Slice'
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Calling all Niagara County pizzerias: Registration is now open for the second annual Festival of Slice pizza celebration, taking place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. It is taking place as part of the city's third annual Jingle Falls USA festivities, a collaborative holiday celebration in downtown Niagara Falls.
50th season jersey now available at Sabres New Era Store
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 09:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres New Era Store is now open at KeyBank Center, and beginning today fans will be able to purchase the Sabres 50th Season Commemorative Jersey. The newly renovated store is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sabres and Bandits game nights.
Electric Lights Parade on hiatus for 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:05 pm
The talk of the residents in Town of Niagara on Friday was of a press release posted on the town's Facebook page. According to the release, the Electric Lights Parade is taking a year off from marching on Military Road. It will continue in 2020.
United Way kicks off campaign 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:25 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara launched its fall campaign Friday at the Four Points Sheridan in Niagara Falls. UWGN Board Chairman Bob Kazeangin introduced Michael Sigurdson, a store manager of Wegmans in Niagara Falls, and Marcus Latham, a former teacher, as well as a former president of Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801, as co-chairs for campaign 2019.
Memorial announces 2020 Premier co-chairs
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named 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.
Kenan Center to launch Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 09:20 am
The Kenan Center in Lockport is home to some of Niagara County's largest events, including the Niagara Wine and Beer Fest and 100 American Craftsmen. A new event, the Niagara Barbeque Brew Fest, will debut at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Niagara County unveils new playground at West Canal Park
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Anthony Nemi recently joined Pendleton officials at West Canal Park to announce the completion of a new playground. The site includes modern play equipment and, fittingly, incorporates a blue and yellow boat theme as the play area sits beside the Erie Canal.
Combatting violence: YWCA receives support from Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall appeared at the YWCA's Lockport location last week to present a check for $46,500, which was made official through a resolution he sponsored to help offset statewide cuts.
SBA Acting Administrator Pilkerton awards Buffalo's The Foundry with $100,000
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:15 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton visited Buffalo this week to pay a personal visit to The Foundry, the Northampton Street makerspace where education, empowerment and employment of Erie County community members go hand-in-hand with business incubation. Pilkerton was accompanied with SBA Regional Administrator Steve Bulger and Buffalo District Office Director Franklin J. Sciortino during his visit.
Old Fort Niagara site of naturalization ceremony
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 04:00 pm
A naturalization ceremony took place Wednesday morning at Old Fort Niagara for 20 new U.S. citizens. Individuals from 11 different countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, Congo (Kinshasa), Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia and Vietnam, took their oaths of allegiance from U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
Clerks, Niagara County Legislature against license plate exchange
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:15 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski and Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature are decrying Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new license plate initiative that imposes a mandatory license plate replacement beginning in 2020 along with a mandatory replacement fee.
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.
Plan for 4th & Center calls for 'Gallo 2,' new digs for Sgt. Peppers, Brewed and Bottled
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:55 am
Fine art will meet coal-fired pizza when Michael Hibbard makes over the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
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.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
'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.
 

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