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In Porter, Collins offers IJC update
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:50 pm
U.S. Congressman Chris Collins, shown here with Town of Porter Councilman Duffy Johnston, was the guest speaker at the Porter lake homeowners meeting.
Niagara Falls Water Board offers additional comments on second overflow; DEC investigating
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:25 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Wednesday offered additional commentary regarding an overflow that occurred on Aug. 15, following a heavy rain event in Niagara County. This volume overflow situation was formally reported via the SPDES permit and NY Alert System Tuesday afternoon.
Rotary, Lewiston Tops raise funds for Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:25 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club once again participated in the Lewiston Art Festival. The organization has been serving hot dogs at the event for more than 40 years. This tradition was started by Al DiMino, one of founders of the Tops supermarket chain.
ESD: Ross D. Levi appointed as executive director of tourism
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:30 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced Ross D. Levi has been promoted to executive director of tourism. He will lead the iconic "I Love New York" tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote statewide tourism visitation.
10th annual Walk Off Hunger raises record-breaking $93,000
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 05:00 pm
The 10th annual Walk Off Hunger, presented by Life Storage, raised a record-breaking $93,000 for the Food Bank of WNY. The proceeds from the event will help the Food Bank of WNY provide approximately 558,000 nutritious meals for hungry local families.
ECHDC, Ryan announce new public art display coming to Buffalo Outer Harbor
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced Monday that ECHDC has entered into an agreement with Griffis Sculpture Park to erect a major sculpture on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. "Flat Man," a 30-foot steel sculpture, will be located on the Greenway Nature Trail near the water's edge.
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.
Kenan Center plans 'Summer Shindig' celebrating 50 years
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
The Kenan Center is planning a 1960s-style wrap-up to the summer to mark its 50th anniversary, and organizers said it's shaping up to be the "party of parties."
Town of Lewiston tables approval of water district, line project
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board public hearing on establishment of a single town water district en route to a proposed $10.3 million townwide waterline improvement project saw a mere two comments offered by residents, and two board members absent.
Peach Queen supports Make-A-Wish
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 6, 2016-17 Peach Queen Angelica Beiter will hold a basket auction and vendor fair to raise money for the Make-A-Wish program. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Parish Center located at 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
A good night's work: 6 nonprofits, 14 marketers, 24 hours, 32 projects part of JFG's 10th anniversary CreateAthon
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 05:25 pm
One week ago, J. Fitzgerald Group successfully closed its 10th-anniversary CreateAthon by producing 32 marketing and advertising projects for six regional charitable organizations over 24 hours.
Kingdom Bound: 'American Idol' favorite Danny Gokey mixes inspirational lyrics with soulful pop music on new album 'Rise'
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 01:20 pm
It was on "American Idol" audiences first met faith-proclaiming - and in many cases faith-based - performers Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Scotty McCreery, Colton Dixon, Angie Miller, Hollyn, Chris Sligh, Mandisa and Danny Gokey.
Jastrzemski elected head of WNY county clerks' group
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:20 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has been elected chairman of the Western Region of the New York State Association of County Clerks, and is already promising to use the post to advance several hot-button state issues impacting county clerks across the state.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: K9 finds lost female
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced two successful canine tracks conducted July 18 located and returned two elderly individuals back to their families, including one from Grand Island.
Ellen Doyle awarded Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 10:10 am
Ellen Doyle, R.N., was awarded the 2017 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Local restaurants donate to Northwest Jazz Festival raffle
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:05 am
More than $3,000 in local restaurant gift certificates will be given away at the conclusion of the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, on Aug. 25-26.
Harbor seal pup born at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
For the first time in 30 years, a new harbor seal pup has been born at the Aquarium of Niagara.
New directors, managers named at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls & Old Falls Street, USA
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
Spectra Venue Management, the company that manages The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA, has hired new directors and managers, while several key members of the current management staff have been promoted to new positions.
Food Bank of WNY seeks community's help to 'Walk Off Hunger'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 05:10 pm
The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants for its 10th annual "Walk Off Hunger," which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Island Park in Williamsville. Presented by Life Storage, this family-friendly event will help the Food Bank of WNY provide more nutritious meals to hungry children and families this summer.
Buffalo native participates in U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group exercises
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:25 pm
Navy Fireman Ryan Hall, of Buffalo, closes a valve in the main machinery room prior to a scheduled boiler light off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Talisman Saber 17.
Tuscarora Princess crowned
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 08:40 am
A new princess was crowned at the annual Tuscarora Picnic, which has occurred for 172 years. Quinna Hamby of the Turtle Clan took the title. She recently graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School, where she was active in sports such as cross-country, lacrosse and basketball.
Empire State Development: State investment in historic Graycliff will restore Frank Lloyd Wright property to former glory
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff Estate in Derby is to receive $3.7 million in Buffalo Billion phase two funding to fully bring the property back to its 1931 condition. The $4,047,000 project will include complete interior restoration of the Isabelle Martin House and the Foster House, landscaping improvements and rebuilding beach access.
New record established for New York's breeding bald eagles
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Bald eagles are thriving in historic numbers across New York and the State Department of Environmental Conservation reports the highest number of nesting pairs, a record-breaking estimated 323 breeding pairs, since the agency undertook a restoration effort in 1976, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.
Butterflies take flight at Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 09:00 am
From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Niagara Hospice will hold its 14th annual Memorial Butterfly Release, while also conducting a special tribute to the 10th anniversary of Niagara Hospice House. Festivities will take place in the Niagara Hospice Memorial Gardens located behind Niagara Hospice House at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Jazz funding
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 12:00 am
Niagara County 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh presented the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo and Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY Board Chairman George Osborne monies from the Seneca Casino Community Development Funds.
Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 05:45 pm
Lanny McDonald, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and John Davidson, chairman of the selection committee, announced Monday that seven individuals have been elected to Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Membership, five in the Player Category and two in the Builder Category.
Grand Island soils to be tested for pollutants
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
Soil samples will be collected from homes in the southeastern part of Grand Island in August, said Jackie James-Creedon, executive director of Citizen Science Community Resources. That soil will be tested for 130 different types of contaminants, including benzene, pesticides, heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Buffalo Sabres announce 2017-18 regular-season schedule
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL today announced the team's 2017-18 regular-season schedule. Ticket pricing information for individual home games will be released at a later date.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Broadway Today!' on stage at Artpark
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:35 am
The annual return of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Artpark is one of Western New York's summer traditions. Artpark & Company and the BPO have announced a special show, "Broadway Today!", will be staged in the Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $700,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 08:50 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 44 organizations from across Western New York received grants from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of giving of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Lance Diamond documentary, 'A Diamond in the Buff,' sets world premiere at North Park Theatre
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 08:15 pm
Buffland Productions and Boling Entertainment Management have announced the Lance Diamond documentary, "A Diamond in the Buff," directed by Kevin Polowy and Brandon Rae, will make its world premiere at 7 p.m. July 20 at the North Park Theatre in Buffalo.
Veggie Van to kick off summer at Niagara Falls Memorial
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 08:10 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension and The Heart Center of Niagara will bring healthy summer eating to the heart of the city beginning Thursday, June 22, when the Veggie Van Mobile Farmers Market pays the first of 12 weekly visits to Memorial Medical Center's downtown campus.
No, In-N-Out is not coming to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 11:45 am
In-N-Out Burger fans, don't get your hopes up: The sign in Lewiston is bogus.
American Legion Riders for Niagara Hospice
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:45 pm
Gary Coons (left), along with fellow members of The American Legion Riders Post 1451, raised the flag in front of The Service Persons Memorial at Niagara Hospice commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the post, as well as 10 years of the Niagara Hospice House.
Niagara Falls USA welcomes largest conference in over a decade
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:30 pm
This weekend, Destination Niagara USA and the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls are welcoming the largest conference that the City of Niagara Falls has hosted since the Convention and Civic Center closed in 2002.
Showing care
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 09:40 am
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its "Day of Caring" on Wednesday. As part of the initiative, volunteers worked at the Casey House, located on 710 Cedar Ave., Niagara Falls.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School 2017 Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
Now in its 12th year, the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic tournament will take place Monday, July 17, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. This year's tournament will honor the late Jack Brundage.
New grant allows NU senior to compare Niagara Falls tourism industry to others
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
A new research grant will allow a Niagara University senior to determine why Niagara Falls may lag behind comparable stateside tourist destinations when it comes to eradicating poverty and growing its tourism economy.
Seneca Gaming Corp. names Holly Gagnon president & CEO
Thu, Jun 1st 2017 09:30 am
Following a meeting of the corporation's board of directors, Seneca Gaming Corp. announced Thursday that Holly Gagnon was named the company's new president and CEO. Gagnon, who was selected following a national search, is expected to begin in her new role in mid-June.