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Knocking down international borders: Law Enforcement Torch Run makes its way to Scotland
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Aug. 8, 2018, will be etched in history as the first time the Flame of Hope was carried in Scotland. Guided by New York State Police Staff Inspector Steven Nigrelli, the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through the streets of Stirling, as the Flame of Hope was carried into the European Special Olympics Games as part of their 40th anniversary opening ceremony.
'Name That Boat' contest winner at NYS State Fair gets that boat
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
The Great New York State Fair visitors who submits the best name for the dory built at the event last year will win it. Those who submit "Name That Boat" entries at the new "Path Through Maritime History: NY Lighthouses and Lifesaving" exhibit will also have the opportunity to win a daily prize of a family pass to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego.
Peach Festival: Win up to $500 in 'Taste Off'
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival recipe contest will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the stage at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The 2018 event is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Gazette and Niagara Frontier Publications.
42nd annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby set for Aug. 18-26
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby - the derby formally known as the "Fall Classic" - will hold its 42nd annual contest Aug. 18-26.
Wish you were here? Brit Floyd at Artpark photos
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 02:45 pm
Brit Floyd - the premier British Pink Floyd tribute act - returned to Artpark this week to headline the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Niagara University, Merani Hotel Group partnering on experiential learning & scholarships
Tue, Jul 31st 2018 11:00 am
Niagara University and the Merani Hotel Group announced Monday an agreement that will synergize efforts to develop the outstanding hospitality leaders of tomorrow.
United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise more than $1 million in 2018 campaign
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 01:20 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara recently announced its 2018 campaign goal is $1,077,300. This year's theme is "Give Your Way with United Way," and funds will go toward supporting the agency and the programs it assists.
Jillian Colucci named 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival chairwoman
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly announced Jillian Colucci was named chairwoman of the 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival. Colucci is the first woman to serve in the capacity as chair in the history of the festival, which is celebrating its 61st year Sept. 6-9 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
Walsh wins 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:45 am
On Saturday, Thomas Walsh, an Atlantic Coast Conference champion from the University of Virginia, won the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES implements Workforce Training Center in NF
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 02:00 pm
The staff of Orleans/Niagara BOCES is once again taking steps to help members of the community find employment.
UB artist-in-residence to present immersive industrial documentary at Silo City
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:45 am
Valery Lyman, a filmmaker and fellow at the Film Study Center at Harvard University whose viewer-participant approach physically engages an audience with the subjects and landscape of her work, will present her documentary installation, "Breaking Ground," as part of her residency in the University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative Aug. 1 to Oct. 10.
Univera Healthcare grant expands job training program for people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:45 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, received a $3,000 grant from Univera Healthcare to upgrade two job training programs that support people with developmental disabilities.
DA Flynn appointed to serve on National District Attorney Association board of directors
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been selected to serve as an at-large member of the board of directors for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). The appointment comes 19 months after Flynn was elected as Erie County district attorney.
USAN: Public art installed at Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:10 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. HAS revealed a new sculpture based on the flowing waters of Niagara Falls by local artist Jesse Walp in downtown Niagara Falls. The towering sculpture is located on Old Falls Street where millions of tourists visit each year.
Erie County Department of Health receives national recognition
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials recognized the Erie County Department of Health as Large Local Health Department of the Year at the 2018 NACCHO annual conference held this week in New Orleans. ECDOH received the award as a result of the department's communitywide leadership in developing programs and strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
PHOTOS: BNL, BTE & KT at AP
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 03:00 pm
The "Last Summer on Earth" 2018 tour rolled into Artpark on Tuesday, offering if-the-world-ends-tomorrow-this-isn't-a-bad-show-to-watch performances from KT Tunstall, Better Than Ezra and headliner Barenaked Ladies.
Artpark & Company presents Western New York premiere of 'The Odyssey'
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 02:05 pm
On Monday, Artpark & Company began rehearsals for the musical "The Odyssey," which will feature 100-plus participants.
Biomarker is discovered for a flesh-eating pathogen that can blind or kill healthy young people
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
Imagine a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating infections, brain abscesses and death in just a few days. Now imagine that this pathogen is also resistant to all antibiotics.
July 28 fundraiser for Gavin Burns at BBC
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 03:10 pm
On Saturday, July 28, Lewiston resident Mike Carroll will hold a fundraiser - a "Christmas in July" costume party - for Gavin at 8 p.m. at the Brickyard Brewing Co., 436 Center St. The evening will feature an open bar, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, costume prizes and a huge basket auction. Tickets are priced at $30.
Social Services employees wear blue to raise awareness, support Child Advocacy Center
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
Niagara County Department of Social Services employees recently held a "Wear Blue Day" to raise awareness about child abuse and to support the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. By wearing blue and donating a dollar or more each, they demonstrated their commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families. The effort raised $250 for the Child Advocacy Center.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.
AAA: Apple & Google speed ahead in less distracting design of vehicle infotainment technology
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 07:00 am
Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are less distracting to drivers when compared to built-in vehicle infotainment systems designed by automakers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Artpark: 'Gong Temple' by William Close & 'Chime Sprouts' by Vanessa Lee Jackson added to Percussion Garden
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 02:25 pm
Artpark & Company announces two new installations to the Artpark Percussion Garden: "Gong Temple - Musical Architecture Study" by William Close and "Chime Sprouts" by Vanessa Lee Jackson.
Village of Lewiston begins process of finding suitor for Frontier House
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:05 am
On Friday, the Village of Lewiston emailed Frontier House information to prospective buyers.
Michael J. McMahon Water Color Award to debut at Lewiston Art Festival
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 03:00 pm
The Niagara County art scene lost a talented artist and instructor last November when watercolorist Michael J. McMahon passed away after a lengthy illness.
Auxiliary presents $23,918 donation to NFMMC
Wed, Jun 20th 2018 07:30 pm
Jane Schroeder, center, president of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, presents a check for $23,918 to medical center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo, left, and board Chairman James C. Roscetti during the auxiliary's annual meeting and appreciation luncheon.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Magical, musical Summer Solstice Celebration at Artpark
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 02:45 pm
Artpark & Company hosted its annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday. The event was coordinated and directed by Kate LoConti, Jon Lehrer, Sonia Clark and Tanis Winslow.
Brake wins 2018 Women's Porter Cup
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 06:50 pm
People have said, "If you fail, try, try again." For Zoe-Beth Brake, that's exactly what she did. There have been six Women's Porter Cups and Brake has played in all of them. Friday evening at Niagara Falls Country Club, Brake, an Ohio State University graduate, finally reached the top and won the WPC.
Local talents come together at 2018 Buffalo Game Expo
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 11:05 am
A night of video games and friendly times is hard to beat. On Saturday, the Buffalo Game Space hosted its third annual Buffalo Game Expo (BGX) in Suite 454 at the Tri-Main Center in Buffalo.
Artpark fans 'Walk This Way' to catch Steven Tyler & Loving Mary Band bring 'Whole Lotta Love' to Lewiston
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 11:45 am
Legendary Aerosmith frontman, "American Idol" judge, father of "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv, and current country music superstar Steven Tyler presented a clinic in rock star-ery at Artpark.
Winners of 2018 Falletta Competition selected
Mon, Jun 11th 2018 01:05 pm
Following Saturday night's final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bokyung Byun of South Korea won first place and Musician's Choice in the eighth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
Bargain bonanza: 10 Mile Garage Sale photos
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 12:30 pm
River Region homeowners are uniting this weekend with one common goal: To offer a great deal on lovingly used clothes, furniture, toys, home goods and chachkies.
Tread lightly: Worn tires put drivers at risk
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 10:25 am
Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect: tires. New research from AAA reveals driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet - more than the length of a semi-trailer truck - when compared to new tires.
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at 2018 ESPYS
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 04:05 pm
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will be honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One.
Annual Ransomville Community Faire a celebration of farming
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
"Calling all farmers, veterans and flag carriers of our great United States of America. It's that time of year again and we need you!"
United Way starts new program, receives funding, names summer interns
Wed, May 30th 2018 12:30 pm
On Friday, May 18, United Way of Greater Niagara announced its Women United of Greater Niagara initiative along with the new program's officers, mission and action plan for this year.
Niagara University holds 11th commencement in Ontario
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education awarded degrees to 122 graduates during its 11th commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, May 23, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York.
Beautifying Center Street
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:20 am
Right before Memorial Day, members of the Lewiston Beautification Committee and Lewiston Garden Club joined forces to put together flowerpots on Center Street.
Casey's Cabana opens in Ferry Village
Sat, May 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Instead of looking for summer work like other people their age, three teenagers from Grand Island High School have spent much of their spring preparing to be their own bosses.
Belter brothers making name for themselves at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:30 pm
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.