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Winter love for summer jazz
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 11:00 am
Technically, the season is spring. But it felt more like winter on Sunday in Lewiston, with an inch of ice covering village and town roads. Still, that didn't deter people from coming out to the annual "Taste of Jazz" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street. The event is a benefit for the Northwest Jazz Festival.
Tuscarora Heroes Park cleanup scheduled
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:40 pm
The annual Tuscarora Heroes Park "garden mob" will be out in force during Lewiston's Earth Day spring cleanup at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the corner of Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
Give 'em a brake: Motorists reminded road crews are back at work
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:30 pm
Niagara County Public Works officials are asking motorists to be extra-vigilant as county, state and municipal road crews get to work repairing local highways and roads following a blistering winter.
American Sign Language performer Patricia 'Trix' Bruce headed to Niagara University
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 05:45 pm
There are words and then there is Patricia "Trix" Bruce. She can tell her life's story without uttering a syllable.
Chamber Gala 2018: Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recipient of Chairman's Partnership Award
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:15 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been chosen as the 2018 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Ch. 4's Greber to MC Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 7th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that WIVB-TV Channel 4 news anchor Dave Greber will once again preside as master of ceremonies for Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards.
Wild Kritters to host annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Wild Kritters of Niagara County will hold its 12th annual basket raffle fundraiser from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the 3-F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
'Dessert and Wine in the Stacks' to benefit Youngstown Free Library
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 08:35 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host the ninth annual "Dessert and Wine in the Stacks" bake sale fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the library, 240 Lockport St. The event is suitable for adults and children.
Artpark looks to create groundbreaking community collaboration with 'The Odyssey'
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 02:20 pm
Musical theater returns to Artpark with two presentations of "The Odyssey," a new, 90-minute original musical adaptation of Homer's classic story. The show will be presented Aug. 4-5 in the Artpark Mainstage Theater.
'A Taste of Jazz Fundraiser' moves to Brickyard Brewing Company
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 01:25 pm
Preparations are underway for the 2018 Northwest Jazz Festival, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25 in the Village of Lewiston. To help offset some of outdoor event's costs, the board of directors and Jazz Festival staff will hold their annual fundraiser, "A Taste of Jazz," this year at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 432 Center St. Live music, food and raffles will be offered from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 15.
'Rock & Roll Express' Tour brings 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul to Niagara Falls
Mon, Mar 26th 2018 10:20 am
With more than 30 million albums sold, 18 million digital single sales, billions of streams and 12 iconic hits combined, 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul are inviting fans aboard "The Rock & Roll Express" Tour this summer.
'Gowns for Prom' drive nets hundreds of dresses
Sun, Mar 25th 2018 04:00 pm
Hundreds of gowns were donated Saturday during the first Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" gown drive at the three Reeds Jenss locations. The drive was held to fulfill a need for more gowns for the 13th annual program, which is presented by the Allstate Foundation and supported by WKSE "KISS" 98.5-AM and on-air personality Janet Snyder.
Youngstown Lions announce annual Easter egg hunt
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 04:30 pm
Youngstown Lions Club President Richard Allen announced the organization's annual Easter egg hunt will take place Saturday, March 31, at Fort Niagara State Park. The hunt will start at 11 a.m. sharp near the Nature Center and by the swimming pool. Children between the ages of 1 and 10 are welcomed to participate.
Chamber Gala 2018: Helen Murray honored as Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and board trustees have chosen Helen Murray as the 2018 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
'Seaster' returns to Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
The Aquarium will host its annual "Seaster" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
Artpark adds Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 10:20 am
Artpark & Company on Wednesday announced Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers will perform on June 19 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23.
Niagara University renames, repurposes residence hall to enhance student learning
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 04:20 pm
One of the Tudor-style residences at Niagara University has been named to honor a longtime partner and supporter of the institution.
Lewiston Lions invite community to new spring events
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions Club will host "Springtime in Lewiston Art & Craft Show" from 4-10 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 432 Center St., Lewiston.
VIDEO: Penguin Coast debuts at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Mar 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara officially opened its new, $3.5 million exhibit, Penguin Coast, on Wednesday. The new space is five times larger than the previous habitat and enables the venue to apply for Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation.
Village of Lewiston: Former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch announces candidacy for mayor
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 09:00 am
Former Village of Lewiston Clerk/Treasurer and current Vice Chairwoman of the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission Anne Welch announced she will run for mayor of Lewiston in the upcoming election.
KeyBank sponsors Chalk Walk Competition
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:40 pm
KeyBank will once again sponsors the Chalk Walk Competition presented by Lewiston Council on the Arts as part of the Lewiston Art Festival.
Interview: Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace talks Niagara Falls show, soaring with 'Somethingness'
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 08:50 pm
When Our Lady Peace performs Monday at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, the band will pay homage to its 20-year-old, Diamond-selling album, "Clumsy." But it's their 20-day-old album, "Somethingness," that has OLP excited.
Autism awareness at Greater Niagara FCU
Wed, Mar 7th 2018 11:25 pm
Greater Niagara FCU is helping local children. During the month of March, members will collect donations by selling autism awareness puzzle piece. All proceeds stay local and benefit The Summit Center, whose mission is to help children and families with autism.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Niagara Falls will look to break Guinness World Records title for largest marriage vow renewal ceremony
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 03:25 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Monday announced an official Guinness World Records title attempt for largest marriage vow renewal ceremony. The event is set for Saturday, June 23.
St. Peter R.C. School hosts 'Inspire'-themed ladies luncheon
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 02:30 pm
An event that started in the 1970s was reimagined Saturday as the women of St. Peter R.C. School presented a gala benefit. Once held in the student cafeteria, this year's rendition took place at the new wing of the Niagara Falls Country Club. There, parents, teachers, faculty and members of Rosary Altar Guild Society joined forces to stage a ladies luncheon, mother-daughter fashion show and grand gift and basket raffle, all to raise funds for the Lewiston elementary school.
Spring into safety! Change your clocks & check your batteries
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 07:00 am
The days are getting longer and the temperature is warming. This means Daylight Savings Time will soon begin, and New Yorkers will set their clocks forward one hour (on March 11).
Phone or pad cracked, wet? Bring it to Lewiston e-fix
Thu, Mar 1st 2018 04:50 pm
When Frank and his wife, Stacey, acquired the business in late-2015, "We changed the name, because we intended on supporting phones and tablets sooner rather than later," he said. "Lewiston Computer Services didn't quite cover that. Now we're Lewiston e-fix, which is electronics fix ... computers, phones, tablets."
Empower to hold Snowflake Basket Auction at Volare Lodge
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will hold its Snowflake Basket Auction from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 9, and from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Volare Lodge located on 56th and Kies streets in the City of Niagara Falls.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' another success
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:35 pm
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, Dr. Thomas G. Barba and the staff of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston held the 28th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 10. Chiropractic adjustments, examinations and nutritional testing were exchanged for donations of food collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program's food pantry. In total, 1,200 pounds of food were collected - that's over a half-ton!
As corporate Tops restructures, Lewiston store plans expansion
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:25 pm
After days of speculation, on Wednesday Tops Markets LLC formally announced it is "pursuing a financial restructuring in order to eliminate a substantial portion of debt from the company's balance sheet and position Tops for long-term success."
Destination Niagara USA honored with Adrian Award for Travel Marketing Excellence
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored Destination Niagara USA with a Gold Adrian Award for web design and development excellence at the 61st annual Adrian Awards Gala in New York City on Tuesday.
Lewiston: Mayor Terry Collesano stepping down
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 12:55 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano held a press conference Monday morning to announce he will not seek a third term as the municipality's chief executive. He was joined in the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom by family, friends and colleagues.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes Canada lynx
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the introduction this weekend and through winter break of two female Canada lynx to the Garman Family Arctic Edge presented by TOPS Friendly Markets.
'Voodoo Threauxdown' featuring Trombone Shorty & Friends announced for Artpark Tuesdays
Tue, Feb 13th 2018 04:15 pm
In honor of Fat Tuesday - and as New Orleans celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2018 - it was announced Feb. 13 that the "Voodoo Threauxdown" headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and featuring Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and New Breed Brass Band, will make its way to Lewiston. The performers will bring their touring street party to Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" on Aug. 14.
Artpark: Vanessa Williams in concert with BPO on July 19
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 12:10 pm
Television, film and Broadway star Vanessa Williams and her band will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert event at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 pm. Thursday, July 19. Under the baton of Stefan Sanders, Williams will perform songs that span her impressive career, including "Dreamin," "Save the Best for Last" and "Love Is."
Artpark names M&T Bank as 'Tuesdays in the Park' presenting sponsor
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 08:00 am
On Monday, Artpark & Company officially named M&T Bank as presenting sponsor of the award-winning "Tuesdays in the Park" for the 2018 season. The 12-week series runs from June 12 through Aug. 28.
Buffalo Zoo: Luna & Sakari celebrate one-year 'paper' anniversary on Valentine's Day weekend
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 10:55 am
After spending some time apart, the Buffalo Zoo has reunited polar bears Luna and Sakari, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Registration opens for 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 09:25 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for everyone. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 13, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 11:35 am
Western New Yorkers can help feed their hungry community members while shopping at area grocery stores and retailers participating in the annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of WNY.
HS Hoops: Battle of the Border games come down to wire
Sun, Feb 4th 2018 12:30 am
For the third year in a row, the Battle of the Border brought talent from north of the border in Ontario to Niagara Falls High School to face off against some of the best that Western New York has to offer. Although only three Canadian teams played in this year's classic, the players from Canada represented their side of the border well, winning two of the three games. There were also some familiar faces from last year's battle who returned to the Wolvarena for another bought with an American high school. Here is a full recap from the action on Saturday.
 

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