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How about a 'stay-cation' in northern Niagara?
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
With Western New York now officially in phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY Forward" reopening plan, and the July 4 weekend at hand, many are opting to remain at home in "stay-cation" mode, as far as any travel plans are concerned.
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
Sponsors support fireworks on the 4th
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino is shown presenting a check to Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch. The funds will go toward Fourth of July fireworks on Saturday night.
Efforts underway to make Fantasy Island 'beautiful and fun again'
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 08:50 pm
Bill Baldwin, a park entertainer for nearly 30 years who played Black Bart - among many roles - in the popular Western shows, proudly said he was shot and fell to the ground in Western Town 28,678 times during his Fantasy Island career. Upon hearing the park was closing, he contacted his friend, Jay Wilcox, a maintenance supervisor at the park for 20 years and now chief operating officer of Empire Adventures Inc. They began brainstorming about what it would take to bring the park back under local ownership and led by a team of former employees.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to play it safe this Fourth of July: Leave fireworks to the pros!
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 07:00 am
The Fourth of July may feel a little different this year due to COVID-19. Smaller barbecues, less parties and limited celebrations filled with displayed fireworks. Although sparklers and similar items can be bought and sold in much of New York, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges residents to let professionals handle the fireworks.
Modern Disposal closes on Republic Services deal
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:40 pm
Modern Disposal Services, a family-owned company founded locally in 1964, closed Sunday on its acquisition of the Western New York operations of Phoenix-based Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous waste disposal.
Cuomo announces applications for Restoration of Honor Act; New York state landmarks lit in colors of LGBTQ Pride flag; announces further travel quarantine details
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced New York veterans who were denied honorable discharges due to their LGBTQ identity can begin submitting applications under The Restoration of Honor Act. This will allow veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity to have their New York state veterans' benefits restored.
Aquarium of Niagara reopens its doors
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 01:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is preparing to end its COVID-19-related closure this week, as Western New York enters phase four of the "New York Forward" reopening plan. The venue will officially open to the general public on Saturday, July 4, with summer operating hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Buffalo Zoo to welcomes guests back
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:55 pm
After closing in March due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Buffalo Zoo will reopen Thursday, July 2, with enhanced health and safety measures in place to protect guests, team members and animals alike.
Memorial announces 2020 Niagara Cup co-chairs
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes back David DeMizio, left, of ComDoc, and Michael Cardamone, D.C., of Cardamone Chiropractic, as co-chairs of the 2020 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament. Now in its 29th year, the Niagara Cup will take place Aug. 17 at both the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.
UB dental students 3-D print free face shields for local dentists
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 05:00 pm
A team of University at Buffalo dental students are using 3-D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care.
Solo Roths, 'Bridges' team working on Artpark's second painted parking lot
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 10:15 am
Artpark & Company drew rave reviews when, in 2017, Director of Visual Arts & Family Programs Tanis Winslow and a team of artists recreated "Niagara 1979" - the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Cuomo's fireside chats conclude
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave his final daily coronavirus update. He has appeared on TV before the media for 111 straight days - since the COVID-19 pandemic began and New York state went on "PAUSE."
Maid of the Mist ready to launch 135th consecutive season
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:15 pm
Since 1846 and continuously since 1885, Maid of the Mist vessels powered by steam and diesel engines have carried millions of passengers to the base of Niagara Falls for an iconic, up-close view of one of the wonders of the world.
Brickyard, BBC owners appreciate community, working toward reopening
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:50 am
Brickyard team members are serving their signature barbecue and beer at the Lewiston Farmers Market.
Destination Niagara USA: 'Unified in Safety' a shared commitment to keep each other safe
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 09:25 am
Destination Niagara USA has released commitment guidelines to support the safety of locals, the hospitality and tourism community, and visitors to Niagara Falls USA as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Nancy Price Memorial Scholarship recipients named
Mon, Jun 15th 2020 10:35 am
Scholarships are given annually to area graduates in memory of Nancy Price, who was the beloved director of Youngstown Recreation for 20 years. She worked tirelessly in all aspects of her work with youth and truly made a difference in the lives she touched. These scholarships allow our community to continue to make an impact on our youth in Nancy Price's memory.
Photos, video: Community parade for Lewiston-Porter High School seniors
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:05 pm
The River Region community came together Friday morning and early afternoon to celebrate the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2020. A parade began on the Creek Road campus and wound its way around the neighboring municipalities, including Center Street in Lewiston (as pictured).
Higgins: Over $52.8 million to help WNY hospitals respond to COVID-19 costs
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Western New York hospitals will receive over $52.8 million in federal funding designated for the nation's health care facilities who serve the most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UB medical students have designed, manufactured and delivered hundreds of face shields statewide
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:30 am
If you phone Jordan Levine pretty much anytime, day or night, you can hear the steady hum of a 3-D printer in the background.
Artpark announces new summer programming
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 11:50 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced it will present a drive-in movie series this summer. Movies will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Lewiston Chalk Walk goes virtual
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 11:15 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has taken the KeyBank Chalk Walk competition online!
Niagara Falls goes blue & gold for bent curve
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced landmarks across New York state would be lit in blue and gold in honor of New Yorkers' work to flatten the curve of the coronavirus.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Cuomo: Outdoor dining at restaurants permitted in phase two of reopening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in phase two of reopening. Restaurants in the seven regions that have already entered phase two.
Artpark announces new season of artistic innovation, embracing social distancing in natural setting of Niagara Gorge
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 10:40 am
Artpark is churning with activity and fresh initiatives that will allow visitors to interact with the public park in new ways. In the face of multiple concert cancellations and postponements, Artpark has been actively developing new and adapted programs designed to bring the community both relief and inspiration while practicing social distancing and all COVID-19-related precautions to keep visitors safe at all times.
Community responds to Brickyard/BBC fire: #Brickbybrick GoFundMe assistance effort launched
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:55 am
"Words cannot begin to express the pain we feel for our neighbors at Brickyard Pub and BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company. Ken, Eric, Steve and the entire Brickyard family, we love you guys and will be with you every step of the way. Take care and God bless. #brickbybrick #lewistonstrong."
Safety first at Silo, as Lewiston restaurant opens for summer season
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:40 am
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston has implemented an impressive slate of safety measures.
Brickyard Brewing Company fire: Praise for first responders & thanks blaze didn't spread
Thu, May 28th 2020 08:55 am
Village of Lewiston officials applauded those who helped fight a late Tuesday night fire that damaged the Brickyard Brewing Company and part of the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
VFW Post 313 presents Memorial Day remembrance by car
Tue, May 26th 2020 03:15 pm
Over 20 families participated in the VFW Post 313 Youngstown Memorial Day car drive-by remembrance Monday at Universal, Saint Bernard's, Oakland Rural and Old Fort Niagara cemeteries. At each site, veterans got out of their vehicles and offered a salute to their fallen comrades and a wreath was placed at the War of 1812 monument at Old Fort Niagara.
SERVPRO cleaning specialist in Niagara Falls recommends 4 key things to look for as businesses reopen
Tue, May 26th 2020 03:10 pm
For the past several months, people across the country have been sheltering at home to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is no surprise that many consumers are now nervous about rejoining their communities and reentering public spaces. A recent nationally recognized survey reported 89% of consumers were hesitant about visiting a brick-and-mortar business and 40% cited cleanliness as a top concern.
Memorial Day observed in Lewiston
Mon, May 25th 2020 12:25 pm
A pandemic wasn't going to stop Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 from paying tribute to those who gave their lives defending this country.
Wear a mask! Western New Yorkers make a video that sends this critical message
Fri, May 22nd 2020 03:40 pm
Most New Yorkers know that, when they're in public, they should wear a mask; but as anyone who's been outside lately knows, it's a message that bears repeating.
Buffalo General celebrates 200th COVID-19 patient discharged
Wed, May 20th 2020 09:05 pm
Andrea Holloway, a 28-year-old patient care assistant at Buffalo General Medical Center, was discharged Wednesday after a nearly month-long battle with COVID-19. She was Kaleida Health's first recipient of the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, as part of a clinical trial.
FASNY offers lifesaving BBQ and grilling tips during lockdown
Tue, May 19th 2020 11:55 am
As New Yorkers are beginning to emerge from "New York State on PAUSE," looking toward nicer weather and Memorial Day weekend, many will be dusting off and firing up their grills for the first time in months. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to follow some basic rules and tips to avoid accidents and injuries, and to remember not to hesitate to call for help needed.
Western New York residents encouraged to be counted in 2020 census
Tue, May 19th 2020 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino and Niagara Ministerial Council President the Rev. Craig Pridgen, senior pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church, are teaming up to share information about the Census and stress how important it is for residents to be counted.
Integer donates face shields for frontline workers
Mon, May 18th 2020 09:55 am
Integer, which includes Greatbatch Medical, Lake Region Medical and Electrochem, recently donated 1,000 face shields to the Kaleida Health workforce battling COVID-19. The company plans to donate another 1,000 face shields in the coming weeks. (Photo courtesy of Kaleida Health)
FeedMore WNY Foundation turns signature fundraiser into virtual event to help hunger-relief organization meet increased need
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
In order to help meet the increased need for food assistance in the community, the FeedMore WNY Foundation will hold a virtual event from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. "Sweet Expectations at Home," co-presented by James Desiderio Inc. and Wegmans, will allow guests to participate in an online auction and purchase chocolate-covered pretzels with the potential of winning gift cards ranging from $10 to $50.
Niagara Ministerial Council offers hope to community with '3 Days of Prayer, Praise, and Worship' online event
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara Ministerial Council is presenting a special, three-night, online live event called "3 Days of Prayer, Praise, and Worship."
'The Heart of Niagara': T-shirt campaign to support Community Missions, Heart, Love & Soul
Wed, May 13th 2020 09:25 am
Destination Niagara USA is launching "The Heart of Niagara" campaign to help support two Niagara County charities.
 

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