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Niagara Cup golf tournament raises more than $34K for Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Sat, Sep 19th 2020 07:00 am
The new center opened in July at Memorial and is a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Art in action
Sat, Sep 19th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts was busy Friday afternoon touching up "Tango," the sculpture that dances in front of the Lewiston Senior Center on River Road. Volunteers painted a metal preservative on the artwork.
Riviera, local officials advocate for safe reopening of live music venues
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 04:25 pm
The Riviera Theatre held a press conference Thursday afternoon with New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and other local elected officials to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reopen live music venues.
Project H.O.P.E. gives a fresh paint job to local homeowners in need
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Last weekend, Jesse Gooch, owner of Painters Plus, several of the company's employees, and a handful of volunteers washed, primed and painted the house of Steven and Cindy Kureczka of Zimmerman Street in North Tonawanda, the chosen winners for the 10th annual Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors). The project is an annual citywide contest that offers a free exterior home paint job to homeowners in need.
Aquarium of Niagara to adopt uncommon lobster found in seafood shipment at Tops Markets
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will welcome an orange lobster into its animal collection after it arrived in a seafood shipment to Tops Friendly Markets on Transit Road in Lockport.
Cuomo on Halloween: 'I would not ban trick-or-treaters'
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 01:45 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween during an interview with News 12 Long Island with Tara Joyce.
Old Fort Niagara, HAL, Artpark team to showcase Le Magazin Royal
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:35 pm
In 1720 - 300 years ago - French diplomat, trader and military officer Louis Thomas Chabert de Joncaire established Le Magazin Royal, a trading post at the Lower Landing of the Niagara, where Artpark State Park stands today.
New York Sea Grant: Think about winterizing, storage reservations now
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
With the significant increase in boat sales and new boat owners this year, New York Sea Grant is encouraging all boat owners to be thinking ahead about boat storage and winterizing needs.
Have you seen 'It'? Halloween comes early to Lewiston
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 07:00 am
After more than a decade of entertaining (terrifying?) neighbors in Niagara Falls, Michael Nickles has brought his one-of-a-kind army of the undead to the corner of North Seventh and Onondaga streets.
CAO urging WNYers to participate in 2020 census with 'Help Us Help You: Count Yourself Campaign'
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
The Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO) is working hard to increase 2020 U.S. participation across Western New York by launching the "Help Us Help You: Count Yourself" campaign.
SPCA's 'Paws for Love' visits Mt. St. Mary's
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:45 am
SPCA's "Paws for Love" program was recently approved for stress relief events for essential workers. As such, the pups visited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for some stress-reducing therapy on Thursday, in the grassy grove between Mount St. Mary's and Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home. Pet owners and their sweet dogs greeted hospital staff, physicians and nurses.
Congressman Chris Jacobs endorses Josh Mertzlufft for New York State Senate
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:35 am
During a joint press conference on Tuesday, Congressman Chris Jacobs publicly endorsed Republican Josh Mertzlufft as the candidate he supports to take his place representing the people of Tonawanda, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Brant, Evans and Buffalo across the 60th State Senate District.
Aquarium of Niagara resumes fall hours, COVID-19 modified programming
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
Beginning today, the Aquarium of Niagara is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The organization will offer special family-friendly incentives on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Brickyard back in business
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 12:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ is open for curbside pickup, serving meals to customers for the first time since fire damage forced its owners to temporarily close the doors at 432 Center St., Lewiston.
North Tonawanda Fire Department receives grant for $174,600 to replace aging fire hoses
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins, North Tonawanda city officials and Fire Chief Joseph Sikora announced the North Tonawanda Fire Department was receiving a federal grant for $174,600 to replace its aging fire hoses and nozzles, as well as other critical equipment used in responding to mutual aid calls in neighboring districts.
Poloncarz: 'We should not be the highest region in New York state'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 07:15 pm
Speaking to the press Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Western New York controls its own destiny - and will determine if Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolls back "New York Forward" reopening permissions - based on how its residents respond to the coronavirus.
Rob Nichols receives Robert J. Uplinger Award from Lions Club
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions awarded Lion Robert Nichols the Robert J. Uplinger Award this past weekend at the WNY Lions cabinet recognition luncheon. The Lions marked Nichols' success as a member, his dedication and commitment to the club and WNY Lions District.
New York offers guidance for agritourism businesses as fall approaches
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced new state guidance for agritourism businesses as New York enters the fall season.
Youngstown Free Library gives back to community
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
The Youngstown Free Library held an electronics drop-off on Saturday, Aug. 8. Organizers said the response was overwhelming and raised over $4,000 for the library. Coordinator Lauren Morse was helped by volunteers from the board of directors And The Friends of the Library.
After 500 days, local shelter dog finds his forever home
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Joey the shelter dog called Niagara County SPCA his home for the past 500 days but, on Wednesday, he finally got his happily ever after.
Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins announce new law saving jobs for visually impaired
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:15 am
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new law to protect the jobs of Western New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired.
'BPO Musician Portraits' presented for free at Transit Drive-in
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Buffalo Toronto Public Media, will embark on another unique opportunity to engage with the Greater Buffalo community while its venerable home, Kleinhans Music Hall, remains closed to the public - and the orchestra awaits guidance from New York on reopening.
Buffalo City Mission & 26 Shirts debut limited-edition T to fund new emergency shelter at Alfiero Family Center
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:05 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission and 26 Shirts announced a collaborative new design in the company's special-edition T-shirt series. Named "Street Signs," the limited-edition artwork will be sold and printed on select clothing apparel from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8.
Josh Allen and OnCore Golf giving back to Oishei Children's Hospital
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 11:25 am
OnCore Golf, the Buffalo-based golf ball company, recently announced Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen joined as a shareholder. Now, it's inviting golfers and fans everywhere to help their golf game and the local Oishei Children's Hospital by purchasing a limited-edition "Josh Allen Mafia" golf ball.
Baseball returns to Buffalo: MLB dreams come true; new book announced
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
When "Play ball!" was heard in Buffalo's downtown gem of a ballpark, Sahlen Field, at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, I experienced tears of joy. The game's first pitch signified the return of Major League Baseball to Buffalo. The Queen City was a member of the Federal League in 1905.
Cuomo signs into law 'sweeping' November election reforms
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed into law what his camp called "sweeping election reforms that will make it easier for New Yorkers to vote and be counted in November."
NT artist's Ad Age cover submission a window to future success
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda native and (now) Buffalo State College graduate Crista Sukennik was recently a finalist for Ad Age magazine's "Young Creatives Cover Competition." Sukennik was one of nine finalists selected out of over 350 submissions from professional artists and industry professionals all over the globe.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes Rhino from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Wed, Aug 19th 2020 09:40 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announced its newest resident, Lulu, the Eastern black rhino.
Erie County Department of Health will provide inspections to gyms & fitness centers that seek to reopen
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:40 pm
After reviewing the "New York Forward" guidance related to reopening fitness centers and gyms, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is announcing a blanket approval for these facilities to reopen Monday, Aug. 24, under the conditions listed below.
PHOTOS: Families flock to Artpark for Fairy House Festival
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Just like the first Fairy House Festival a decade prior, the 10th annual event was filled with art, costumes, music and more than a little improv.
It's a boy! And a girl! Aquarium of Niagara reveals penguin chicks' genders & names
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 09:55 pm
The newest members of the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguin colony are a male named "Smitty" and a female named "Jules."
NCSO food distribution event
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is partnering with WNY Heroes regarding a free food distribution event for Niagara County veterans and military families.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES to hold four informational sessions on school reopening
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:40 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall will hold four informational sessions on YouTube Live to address concerns and procedures for reopening all sites.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra pivots to video-streamed concerts for 2020-21 fall & holiday programs
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 05:55 pm
As Buffalonians join the rest of the world in adjusting to the "new normal" brought by the pandemic, so, too, must the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates entrepreneurship with Paula's Donuts
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 11:20 am
On Aug. 13-14, Paula's Donuts will offer doughnuts made with real Girl Scout Cookies in mint chocolate and coconut caramel flavors from Girl Scouts of Western New York while supplies last. GSWNY will receive 50% of the sales. During the two-day event, the public will also receive a flyer on each box of doughnuts to learn about how to enroll girls and adult volunteers in Girl Scouts.
No Art Festival, no problem: LCA awards Chalk Walk winners
Sat, Aug 8th 2020 10:50 pm
Though the Village of Lewiston was without its annual Art Festival this weekend, that didn't stop the Lewiston Council on the Arts from hosting a celebration of creativity just off of Center Street.
Discover Niagara Shuttle rolling out for 2020 season
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:25 am
With tourism reigniting in Niagara Falls, the Discover Niagara Shuttle team is excited to kick-off the season today. The shuttle's complimentary hop-on/hop-off service connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between "the Falls and the Fort."
New York gyms not opening anytime soon
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 09:35 pm
It was expected gyms and bowling alleys would welcome patrons back once a region entered the fourth and final phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening plan - but that wasn't the case.
Local artist donates painting of Air Force flyover to Mount St. Mary's
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 05:30 pm
Local artist Arthur Jones donated a one-of-a-kind oil painting of the Air Force flyover to Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Oral rabies vaccine distribution project anticipated to begin as early as week of Aug. 10
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 04:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).
 

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