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Edmund Fitzgerald tribute returns
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 09:10 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 4, The Lewiston Council on the Arts will present "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. This multisensory, multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the disaster.
400 students, seniors rock out at HANCI prom
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 05:15 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. expected to have 400 high school students on hand Sunday at Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet & Conference Center for its annual "Senior Prom." The event is an intergenerational gathering that pairs a high school student with a senior citizen "date" for a day of dinner, dancing, music and fun.
Artpark & Company board reviews season, elects 4 new directors
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 04:15 pm
Artpark & Company's annual meeting was held Tuesday. Directors reviewed what they deemed a vibrant season of music, visual arts, theater, public art and education.
Niagara University theater faculty featured in 'Marshall'
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:55 am
The Western New York region plays a starring role in the Hollywood biopic on Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, which hits theaters nationwide this Friday. So, too, do three Niagara University theater faculty members, who appear in key "Marshall" scenes alongside high-profile actors Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.
'Love Serves' at Lockport homeless shelter
Mon, Oct 9th 2017 11:00 am
As mom Bridget watches, William (age 5), Fiona (7), and Emma (3) Campbell are seen painting the office during the chapel's "Love Serves" community partnership event at the Lockport CARES campus on Saturday.
A new (Peach) Queen reigns over Lewiston
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Jamie Hagerty, an 18-year-old Niagara University student majoring in psychology, won the Niagara County Peach Queen scholarship pageant last month. She also competed for Peach Queen in 2016, placing third. Jamie evolved as a contestant this year in her stage presence and ability to answer questions under pressure.
Jacobs provides funding boost to build Cradle Beach Stem Center
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced a major funding award of $500,000 to support the construction of a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education center at Cradle Beach Camp. The Western New York STEM Center for Youth will become a year-round destination for school groups and youth agencies seeking to provide hands-on experiential learning. The estimated cost of the project is slightly under $1 million.
Dr. Peter Butera named dean of Niagara University's College of Arts & Sciences
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 11:00 am
Dr. Peter Butera has been named dean of Niagara University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College Foundation board members Jimmy Cancemi (Class of 1968) Geri Sdao and Ron Winkley ('78) have been named the honorary co-chairs of the 27th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
Food Bank of WNY Board names Tara A. Ellis as new president & CEO
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:00 am
Michael J. Prendergast, chairperson of the Food Bank of WNY's board of directors, announced Monday the board selected Tara A. Ellis as the organization's new president and CEO. Ellis, who currently serves as the president and CEO of both Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY, will succeed Marylou Borowiak as of Oct. 23.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has first female overall winner
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
With a finish time of one hour and 14 minutes, Allie Kieffer of Williamsville is not only mighty, she became the first ever female overall winner of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The half-marathon, held in conjunction with the Hospice Dash 5K, brought in runners from around the country and the world with athletes coming from as far away as Mexico and Australia.
ESD announces completion of improvements at historic Parkside Candy Shoppe
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:30 am
AnchorEmpire State Development on Tuesday announced the completion of $250,000 in improvements to revitalize key features of the nearly 100-year-old Parkside Candy Shoppe in Buffalo, enhancing the overall visitor experience.
Community Missions, NFMMC announce annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a pair of prominent mental health service providers, will join together to host the seventh annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Niagara University professor awarded by Order of Malta for Work with homeless in Toronto
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:45 am
Dr. Christian Elia, an assistant professor of education at Niagara University's campus in Ontario, was recently presented with the Order of Malta's Bronze Medal, Order pro Merito Melitensib, in recognition of having conferred "honour and prestige on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta" through the Hunger Patrol program.
President of Sri Lanka makes stop in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
On Friday, of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena visited Niagara Falls. Earlier this week, Sirisena was in New York City attending the general assembly of the United Nations. Before returning home, he made a stop in Niagara Falls to take in the natural wonder.
New rescue harbor seal at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has announced a new rescued marine mammal will arrive on Friday. This 1-year-old harbor seal was rescued by New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.
NU: Police academy students receive scholarships
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Two students of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy were recently presented with $500 scholarships from the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County Inc.
Elia Jr., Greenes to be honored at Mount St. Mary Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Good Works Gala
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Alan R. Elia, Jr. of Sevenson Environmental and Carol and Dr. John D. Greene of Lewiston will be honored at the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Good Works Gala, titled "Calling All Superheroes." The sold-out, creative-black-tie event will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
Niagara Reserve Citizen Airmen support hurricane relief efforts in Florida
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 09:05 pm
Six members of the 914th Civil Engineer Squadron departed Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station bound for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, where they will support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. A 911th Airlift Wing C-130 out of Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station provided the transport.
Lewiston Council on the Arts thanks Elderwood at Wheatfield
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts' Tim Henderson recently presented Kristine Bailey of Elderwood at Wheatfield with an appreciation plaque for the sponsorship of Lewiston's popular "Blue Mondays" and "Blue Grass Mondays" concert series.
Clause awarded Lewiston Lion Scholarship
Sun, Sep 10th 2017 12:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club has announced A'ngelee Clause was awarded a $500 scholarship.
Roaming Table tastefully pairs Lewiston's history, food
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 10:00 am
The Roaming Table, Lewiston's food tasting and historical walking tour, is a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights, complete with a recounting of olden days and anecdotal tales from the village's storied past. Guests relish the unique opportunity to learn about the heroes and villains of yesteryear, the inspiration for two monuments, and the incredible efforts to free slaves.
GNBC hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday show, returns the weekend of Dec. 8-9 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Buffalo Sabres reveal giveaways, promotional nights for 2017-18 season
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team's giveaway items and promotional schedule for the 2017-18 season. The team will host eight giveaway nights, 22 promotional nights and four theme nights.
Montessori at Stella: An alumnae's perspective
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 10:55 am
At Stella Niagara, its Montessori program is second-to-none, and I wanted to share my experiences to hopefully encourage parents to not only consider a Montessori program for your child, but also why Stella offers a unique learning experience in this specialized area.
Buffalo Philharmonic starts season with glamour and panache
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 10:55 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic's 2017-18 season celebrates American ingenuity while honoring the European roots of the classical tradition.
North Tonawanda: New Youth Center to offer more amenities to city's children
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:40 pm
The City of North Tonawanda's Youth Center will have a new home this fall.
ECHDC, Ryan announce unveiling of 'Flat Man' on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Assemblyman Sean Ryan on Tuesday announced the unveiling of "Flat Man" on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Sunday 'Jazz at the CAC'
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host six weeks of jazz concerts beginning Sept. 14. "Jazz at the Carnegie" will include performances by The Bobby Militello Quartet, Sharon Bailey, Jon Lehning, Mark Filsinger, Carina & the Six String Preacher, and the Fredtown Stompers.
United Way of Greater Niagara announces 2017 campaign goal
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara President and CEO Connie Brown announced the organization's annual goal on Wednesday. The United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise $1,150,000 this year, which represents a 5 percent increase of what UWGN raised last year.
Meet your 2017 Peach Queen contestants
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 01:55 pm
The next Peach Queen will be crowned on Sunday, Sept. 10, on the final night of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival.
Summer STEAM program ends with presentation of 3-D-printed prosthetic hands
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 11:50 am
Life-changing. Surprising. Inspiring. These were some of the words enrolled students used to describe the experience they had designing prosthetic hands for children in need using 3-D printing technology as part of the "Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T" science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) experience organized by WNY STEM and AT&T.
178th Erie County Fair concludes with second-largest attendance in history
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 11:35 am
One month to the day after an EF-2 tornado hit the Erie County Fairgrounds, the 178th Erie County Fair in Hamburg concluded its 12-day run Sunday night.
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."
 

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