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'Party on the Portico' returns to Buffalo History Museum in August
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 11:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum announced the return of its summer concert, "Party on the Portico," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, with headlining band XOXO Pop Band.
AAA: 'Miles-to-empty' warning fuels when drivers decide to fill up
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:10 am
In-dash fuel economy displays estimate the number of miles a vehicle gets per gallon, including how many "miles to empty." AAA tested the accuracy of these systems and found their estimates vary significantly over shorter trips or are dependent on the consistency of things that affect gas mileage like speed and acceleration.
Lions 'LEGO's for Roswell Kids' brings hope, joy to children
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:05 pm
Our Town of Wheatfield Lions have been practicing the root meaning of our motto - "We Serve." Our main service areas include: blind, diabetics, hunger, environment, disaster relief, humanitarian care, and children's cancer.
Ten Lives Club awarded $10,000 grant from East Hill Foundation to save more cats
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:20 pm
Ten Lives Club has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the East Hill Foundation to help save more cats in Western New York. The grant is part of the Save the Cats Project and will allow the rescue to purchase a new feline serenity suite, a flat-top surgery table and an autoclave.
Ortt, Morinello & Norris request emergency flooding assistance
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
On Thursday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assembly members Angelo Morinello and Mike Norris sent a letter requesting immediate coordination between the New York State Office of Emergency Management (SEMO), the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls, and Niagara County, regarding flash flooding that occurred July 20. Severe rainstorms caused a significant amount of damage throughout those areas.
NYSDOT details $5.7 million project to address dangerous intersections along boulevard
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 11:00 am
On Wednesday, the New York State Department of Transportation held a public hearing at the Wheatfield Community Center to outline a proposed $5.7 million project meant to make some historically dangerous spots along Niagara Falls Boulevard safer.
Mad Hatter Tea House opens on Center Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
The second tenant to open in attorney Alfonso Marra Bax's building at 442-444 Center is the Mad Hatter Tea House. Owner Barbara Gray said the Lewiston space, which faces the road, is a combination teashop and Shawn's Gate Art Studio.
Village of Lewiston doesn't go for Fourth Street mural
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 10:50 am
Upon further review, Artpark's new mural will be staying at the state park.
Poloncarz declares gun violence in Erie County as a public health crisis; Ortt seeks answers
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislature Chair April Baskin, members of the majority caucus and the Erie County District Attorney's Office, and several Erie County Commissioners as he issued his 22nd executive order, declaring gun violence as a public health crisis.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital sponsors Chalk YOUR Walk Competition
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has once again stepped up to sponsor Lewiston Council on the Arts' online Chalk YOUR Walk Competition.
Wet weather driving tips: AAA offers advice for safe driving in the rain
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Spring and summer showers may help flowers, but wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. AAA reminds motorists to never drive through standing water as the region is experiencing heavy rain this summer.
Niagara County Dept. of Health schedules summer clinics for COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will collaborate with various community partners to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations at events this summer.
Summer fun at Youngstown Yacht Club: CanAm Challenge, junior sailing, Boat Club, racing
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
As life in Buffalo-Niagara continues its gradual return to normalcy, up north the Youngstown Yacht Club is moving full speed ahead toward a fun summer, despite the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Canadian border closure.
'Slow Down, Move Over' is a law in all 50 states
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to "Slow Down, Move Over" after a tragic incident in Cincinnati. The AAA family is deeply saddened by the death of one of our drivers over Independence Day weekend. 32-year-old Glenn Ewing was placing a AAA member's vehicle on the back of a tow truck when he was hit by a passing vehicle. Glenn's death underscores why "Slow Down, Move Over" laws are critical to safety and drivers must slow down, and move over into the next lane, if they can do so safely.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosts first Charlie's Community Kitchen event
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:00 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) officially launched its Charlie's Community Kitchen initiative on Monday.
38th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2021 restaurant award winners
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 05:40 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Monday announced several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 38th annual festival over the weekend.
AG James takes 196 guns off streets at community gun buyback in WNY
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 03:35 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James recently announced 196 firearms were turned in to law enforcement at a gun buyback event hosted by her office and the Niagara Falls Police Department.
Supreme court debate of landmark freedom of speech case could bring big changes to libel laws, press protections, says UB media law expert
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:55 am
The New York Times v. Sullivan landmark First Amendment precedent could face a turning point following the calls of two U.S. Supreme Court justices to reconsider one of the "most important and consequential" First Amendment decisions in U.S. history, says University at Buffalo libel and freedom of speech expert Samantha Barbas.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas holds golf tournament
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its annual Golf Classic on June 14 at member location Pendleton Creek Golf Club. Phyllis Gentner was the chairperson.
Completion of $7 million mixed-use development in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced completion of a $7 million project to redevelop a brownfield into affordable housing and retail space in a revitalizing part of north Buffalo. Supported by the Better Buffalo Fund and located in the heart of the Hertel Avenue Business District, the five-story mixed-use building includes ground-floor retail space, residential apartments on the upper floors, and underground parking.
Higgins announces availability of arts grants funded through American Rescue Plan
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the availability of more than $135 million in funding and competitive grants for arts organizations allocated through the American Rescue Plan.
Paddles Up is back on the Niagara
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
Bright and early Saturday, July 31, the public once again has an opportunity to come and enjoy the Niagara River, the great beach at Beaver Island and a chance to paddle a kayak.
Celebrating the most American of freedoms
Sat, Jul 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew what they were getting into. As we celebrate the 4th of July 245 years later with flags and fireworks, it's easy to forget that these patriots risked death to give a new nation life.
Elderwood sponsors free 'Blue Mondays' concerts - now back at gazebo
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 11:20 am
"Blue Mondays" are back for 2021 - and returning to the Hennepin Park Gazebo on the corner of Center and South Fourth streets, Lewiston.
Wingfest: 2021 National Buffalo Wing Festival set for Highmark Stadium
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 03:10 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer at Highmark Stadium, as the premier food festival once again welcomes chicken wing enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-5.
Artpark presents 'The Power of Niagara' by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co.
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:10 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes "The Power of Niagara" by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co. on Saturday, July 17. The event begins at 8 p.m. on the site of Artpark's recreated Gene Davis "Niagara 1979" painted parking lot.
Buffalo Sabres name Don Granato head coach
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team named Don Granato the 20th head coach in franchise history.
Heat warnings issued: AAA warns motorists of extreme heat & dangers of hot vehicles
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:45 am
With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Artpark announces 'Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Artpark & Company announced Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell as part of the summer season. Performances run 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 3, through Aug. 28, at Artpark's Emerald Grove, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Hibbard's donates to VFW, memorial
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:15 am
Over Memorial Day weekend, Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard held a fundraiser for VFW Downriver Post 7487, which maintains the "Circle of Honor" memorial across the street in Academy Park. Proceeds from the custard cookies - a collaboration between Hibbard's and the Village Bake Shoppe - will go toward upkeep at the tribute to Lewiston veterans.
TReC hosts art exhibit in partnership with Community Missions
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Artwork created by individuals living with mental illness will be showcased in a new art gallery located at TReC, the co-working incubator operated by Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute. The exhibit, a partnership between TReC and Community Missions, will be unveiled during an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at TReC, 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
ESD: Buffalo's Torn Space Theater interior renovations completed at its performance space
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the completion of Torn Space Theater's $1.2 million interior and exterior renovation project.
Halestorm to perform at Artpark
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:20 pm
Halestorm with special guests The Hu & Cory Marks will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
GardenFest in photos: Festivals make triumphant return
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 09:05 am
After a year without festivals, most concerts and large-scale events in general, the Lewiston Garden Club was the brave organization willing to take the first crack at staging a mass gathering in what we all hope is a post-coronavirus world. GardenFest returned to Center Street over the weekend, and drew attendees looking to bolster their gardens, plant flowers and admire the green thumb of residents who volunteered to show off their prized lawn configurations.
Lewiston Kiwanis welcomes Academy Park updates
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
Planning continues for the recently announced return of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival, to be held Sept. 9-12 at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
'All that possibility at Academy Park' with bandshell relocation, renovation
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 10:00 am
Standing in front of the relocated Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell on Wednesday morning, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt couldn't help but express their excitement for what Academy Park could be, now that its biggest asset is resituated.
Tickets on sale for Disney's 'Frozen,' the hit Broadway musical engagement at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Shea's Buffalo Theatre, announced tickets to Disney's "Frozen" go on sale Friday, June 18.
Nik Wallenda walks over D'Youville College campus
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
A couple days past the ninth anniversary of his walk across Niagara Falls, "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda took to the Western New York sky once more - this time to highlight a new medical resource for Buffalo residents.
Taste of Buffalo nixing paid admission for 2021; Erie County Fair to reopen at full capacity
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
Organizers of Erie County's two biggest summer events provided updates on Wednesday.
$105 million in grant funding for nonprofit arts & culturals, artists
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications Wednesday. The grants will aid in the arts sector's multiyear recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York's creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide.
 

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