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First Presbyterian Church, DAR team to support homeless veterans
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting gift cards from Tim Hortons, Tops and Wegmans to be distributed to homeless veterans through the Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Buffalo.
On Flag Day, Buffalo Naval Park & Higgins pay tribute to Vietnam veterans
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:25 pm
During a ceremony hosted by the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on Flag Day, Congressman Brian Higgins joined Naval Park President Paul Marzello Sr. and board Chair Terry McGuire in paying tribute to more than 50 Western New York veterans who served during the Vietnam era.
Buffalo State students digging up history at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:20 pm
Anthropology students from SUNY Buffalo State College are spending time at Old Fort Niagara this month. They are participating in an archaeological field school that is actively excavating Building 428, a barracks spanning the years 1756-1813 near the North Redoubt. Built by the French in 1756, it disappears from maps and plans in 1814 without records of why or how. The barracks housed soldiers while they were garrisoned at the fort.
Something for everyone - no, really! - at Artpark's Fairy House Festival
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 12:05 pm
Artpark & Company's annual "Fairy House Festival" offered a flurry of activities designed for all age groups. In fact, in each corner of the lower park area - where the event returned this year - one could find some new activity or sight. Throughout the afternoon, children and families dressed up, made fairy houses, concocted potions, visited the tea house, listened to music - made music in the interactive instrument garden - danced with costumed characters, picnicked and played games.
Combating impaired driving
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York President Tony Spada opened the AAA New York State Impaired Driving Summit on June 7 in Buffalo citing that more than 10,000 deaths a year occur on American roads due to driver impairment and something needs to be done about it.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on new veterans lounge
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Niagara University reaffirmed its commitment to being a veteran-friendly campus when it cut a ribbon on the newly renovated veterans lounge in DePaul Hall on Thursday. The ceremony was held on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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.
Brian Wilson postpones 'Pet Sounds' show at Artpark
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 04:35 pm
Brian Wilson's performance originally scheduled for June 15 in the Artpark Mainstage Theater has been postponed until Aug. 7.
500 cartons of untaxed cigarettes seized after traffic stop in Erie County
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced felony charges against Justin Beebe, 36, of Tonawanda.
'Native Voices' concert at Hennepin Park Gazebo
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 11:45 am
Award-winning Native American singer/songwriter Darryl Tonemah will perform a free, acoustic concert at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and North Fourth streets) in Lewiston at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Come Together: pARTy at the CAM'
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 02:30 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting its inaugural summer event, "Come Together: pARTy at the CAM," on from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This "friend-raiser" "encourages first-time and longstanding visitors to enjoy an exciting summer evening on the beautiful campus of Niagara University."
Niagara River Anglers assist Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department recently received a donation from the Niagara River Anglers Association. The two groups worked together as part of the recent Lewiston Smelt Festival at Academy Park.
PHOTOS: Sun shines on A Taste of Lewiston
Sun, May 26th 2019 03:20 pm
Despite warnings of lions, tigers and bears - or at least a lot of rain - the entirety of A Taste of Lewiston was dry, warm and bright on Saturday.
VIDEO: St. Peter's dedicates shrine to Madonna
Sun, May 26th 2019 02:45 pm
A statue of the Madonna that once stood in front of Niagara Catholic High School has found a new home at the foot of St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston. On Sunday, the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma led a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication as he stood next to the monument of Mary.
'King of the Highwire' Nik Wallenda & sister, Lijana, to attempt most death-defying walk yet: 25 stories above New York City's Times Square
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:50 am
ABC announced "King of the Highwire" Nik Wallenda and his sister, Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family circus troupe, will return to the highwire for a never-before-attempted walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level, across New York City's iconic Times Square, live on Sunday, June 23 (8 p.m. EDT). "Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda" will air as a live two-hour televised event.
'Bordercrash' in Lewiston, as Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low, Steven Page join for epic concert event
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:30 am
Artpark and Funtime Presents announced "Bordercrash" will invade Lewiston on July 13. The concert will feature Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low and Steven Page. "Bordercrash" joins the Funtime Presents "Coors Light Concert" series in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets are now on sale.
PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2019 Nickel City Con in Buffalo
Mon, May 20th 2019 04:15 pm
Dave & Adam's presented Nickel City Con this past weekend at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Lewiston: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard celebrates 80 years with a (big) bang: New flavor, partnership with Barenaked Ladies
Fri, May 17th 2019 03:15 pm
In celebration of Hibbard's 80th anniversary this summer, the iconic original frozen custard stand is unveiling a new flavor, appropriately named "Big Barenaked Bang." The custard features a Hibbard's original recipe made with a coffee base, espresso beans, and pieces of dark chocolate.
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.
Armand 'Ace' Cacciatore wrestling room dedication at Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Hall and Wall of Fame Committee will dedicate the Armand "Ace" Cacciatore wrestling room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. Alumni, friends and former N-W wrestlers and coaches are invited to attend the ceremony.
School year ending with a bang, as Lew-Port stages 'Rock of Ages'
Tue, May 14th 2019 03:50 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Middle School Drama Club will proudly present "Rock of Ages: Middle School Edition" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the Lew-Port High School stage. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for children.
ECHDC board meets, approves construction contract for Longshed
Mon, May 13th 2019 09:10 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and authorized ECHDC to enter into a $5.53 million contract with Savarino Companies LLC for construction of the Longshed Building at Canalside. The approximately 4,400-square-foot wood-frame structure will reflect the Central Wharf site's history by incorporating elements from the Joy and Webster Storehouse located on the site in the early 1800s. Staff and volunteers with the Buffalo Maritime Center will work out of the building during its first three years while building a replica of an 1825 packet boat.
PHOTOS: Celebration of community at Niagara River Region Chamber Gala awards
Fri, May 10th 2019 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the community at the annual Chamber Gala awards dinner. Its board of directors partnered with elected leaders and business associations to recognize the following (click to read the profile):
Destination Niagara USA rolls out 'Ice Cream Appreciation Trail'
Thu, May 9th 2019 05:15 pm
In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, Destination Niagara USA introduced its "Ice Cream Appreciation Trail" this week alongside its Niagara County hospitality partners. All employees in the hospitality and tourism industry across Niagara County were invited to a enjoy a free frozen treat courtesy of Chilly Billy's Ice Cream.
Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes among NU's commencement speakers
Wed, May 8th 2019 02:15 pm
William Nordhaus, Ph.D., the recipient of a Nobel Prize in Economic Science, will give the keynote address at Niagara University's graduate commencement ceremonies on May 16. Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes and retired four-star general Walter Kross will deliver the keynote addresses at Niagara University's undergraduate commencement exercises on May 18.
Legendary Sky Wheel to make midway return as Strates Shows celebrates 95th year at Erie County Fair
Tue, May 7th 2019 03:55 pm
On Tuesday, the Erie County Agricultural Society announced the James E. Strates Shows will feature the return of the legendary 80-foot-high double-Ferris wheel called the Sky Wheel on its midway in 2019. This limited, one-time engagement is part of the celebration commemorating the 95th year of the Strates Shows at the Erie County Fair.
Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard to perform July 30 at Artpark
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:55 pm
Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard will perform on July 30 in the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10.
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.
Despite mud, crowds swim to Smelt Fest
Fri, May 3rd 2019 11:05 pm
As predicted, the Lewiston Smelt Festival was about 55 and overcast on Friday. What was an unexpected surprise was the amount of mud within Academy Park, where the annual event relocated for 2019. To counter the conditions, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brought in an oversized party tent and buckets of wood chips.
BankOnBuffalo breaks ground on permanent Niagara Falls branch
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 05:05 pm
On Tuesday, BankOnBuffalo representatives, along with a group of locals, gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at its new, permanent branch located at 7121 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Students' solutions to plastic pollution to be displayed at Buffalo Museum of Science
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 06:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and its environmental partners are inviting residents to join them at the Buffalo Museum of Science to recognize local students who have made art inspired to protect the environment.
Higgins & Service Collaborative of WNY announce nearly $500,000 for early intervention program aimed at putting children on path to school readiness
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined The Service Collaborative of WNY Inc. Executive Director Kate Sarata and other partners to announce a federal grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service for a new early intervention effort to provide a foundation that prepares preschool children for success in mathematics.
Buffalo Bisons, Duffs, Kearns team up to send 1,000 veterans to 'Thank A Vet Day' at ballpark
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
On Tuesday, at home plate in Sahlen Field, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, Duffs Famous Wings of Orchard Park and the Buffalo Bisons announced hometown heroes will be honored for their service to this country via a free event. "Thank A Vet Day at the Ballpark" is slated for 1:05 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Lewiston Lions host day at LEC
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 09:20 am
On April 12, the Lewiston Lions hosted an activity at the Lewiston Event Center for special needs children from Niagara Falls High School. The Lions Club provided bowling, food and fun for a group of more than 45 children and staff.
Compassion in action: Community Missions hosts 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is hosting its annual "Walk for Niagara" fundraiser from Whirlpool State Park to Devils Hole State Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Amy Grant in concert this fall at Riviera Theatre
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 02:45 pm
The Riviera Theatre and Latshaw Productions welcome Amy Grant to North Tonawanda at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Reserved seating tickets range from $52-$82 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26.
Buffalo City Mission announces construction milestone for Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 12:50 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the topping-out of the new $15 million community center at 100 E. Tupper St. The 75,000-square-foot flagship facility will help prevent men, women and children from becoming homeless, and provide more complete care to individuals who already experience homelessness.
Commemorate start of American Revolution at 'Patriots' Day Weekend'
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 10:00 am
At Old Fort Niagara's "Patriots' Day Weekend" event on April 27-28, visitors will experience living-history fun while learning about the American Revolution and how it started on the battlefields of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
Buffalo City Mission hosts annual Easter community meal for Buffalo's homeless community
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:05 am
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission fed hungry and hurting Western New Yorkers at an annual Easter community meal. Buffalo City Mission staff, donors and volunteers provided the meal and keepsake gifts for guests as part of the celebration's goal to instill renewal and hope in the hearts of those in need, and those who otherwise may not have access to an Easter celebration.
 

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